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Newman Wachs hires JR Hildebrand

Newman Wachs Racing Announces Cooper Series Champion J.R. Hildebrand As Its First Selected Driver for 2007. The 2006 Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 series champion J.R. Hildebrand will join Newman Wachs Racing for the 2007 season in the Cooper Tires Presents The Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda.  

J.R. Hildebrand brings a very impressive record to the NWR Atlantic team after shattering the record for most wins for a season in the Cooper Tire FF 2000 series with twelve in '06. The 18-year-old native of Sausalito, California made his Atlantic debut for the NWR squad at the '06 season finale at Road America. "(NWR team co-owner) Eddie (Wachs) has given me a lot of opportunities this year and I am really grateful for that.  He is a super guy, and I will be pushing 100% all the time to bring him some hardware," said Hildebrand.

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