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Wimmer close to finalizing Nationwide deal

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Scott Wimmer is close to announcing plans for 2009 Scott Wimmer is close to announcing plans for 2009

by Bryon Graff

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) - Scott Wimmer finds a Nationwide Series ride for the upcoming season.  But mum's the word because nothing is official just yet.

However, Jayski.com reports Wimmer will drive a partial schedule in the number five car for JR Motorsports.  It will be sponsored by Fastenal.

JR Motorsports is co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr and Rick Hendrick.  Earnhardt plans to drive the five car as well as Martin Truex Jr. 

Wimmer, in Eagle River for the World Championship Snowmobile Derby's celebrity ride, has six wins in the Nationwide Series.

Scott Wimmer:  "I'm really excited I finally landed a job. Unfortunately I just can't say where it's at just yet. I Landed a partial schedule with a really good team. Gonna be running Nationwide Series. Looking forward to that. Looking forward to get going. Need to fill up some more races but at least got the first part of it done. Gonna have a good team I can contend with, win races with."

Wimmer hopes to secure more races for 2009, including Daytona.

Wimmer: "Hopefully I'll have something to announce next week and hopefully have something to announce the week after that with some more races. We're getting a lot of interest now, talking to a lot of team owners. (We're) trying to work on Daytona. I want to be down there racing."

Online Reporter: Bryon Graff

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