18 Mar 5-Hour Energy Returns to NASCAR at Bristol Motor Speedway
It’s known among NASCAR fans that a race at Bristol means twisted sheet metal, snapped control arms and oil slicks. Believe it or not, in the midst of the pandemonium at the half-mile oval of Bristol Motor Speedway there is a race going on.
To join the fun this weekend, 5-Hour Energy and Rusty Wallace Racing will field the no. 66 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet in the Scotts Turf Builder 300 for 5-Hour Energy’s second season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Driver Steve Wallace, son of NASCAR great and team owner Rusty Wallace, will enter his second season with 5-Hour Energy Racing as the wheelman of the 5-hour Energy car. In 2008 fans watched 21 year-old Wallace capture his first career top-5 and top-10 finishes with a little added boost from his favorite energy shot.
The Scotts Turf Builder 300 is the first of 10 NASCAR Nationwide Series races the 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet will compete in during the 2009 season. NASCAR and 5-Hour Energy fans will see Wallace and the 5-Hour Energy car passing and drafting at Dover International Speedway, Richmond International Speedway, Lowe’s Motor Speedway and more.
NASCAR races can last longer than three hours with cockpit temperatures around 120 degrees. As if trying not to pass out from the extreme heat and g-forces wasn’t enough for one afternoon, drivers will tell you that going four wide into turn three at 200 mph is nothing like driving Miss Daisy. Alertness and agility are a must for drivers.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series season has just begun and the team at 5-Hour Energy, Rusty Wallace Racing, and our 5-Hour Energy fans are ready cheer the no. 66 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet to a series podium.