24 Jun Wallace and Rookie Gaughan Still in Top Ten Heading to New Hampshire
The drivers of 5-Hour Energy Racing wrapped up a weekend of consistent and persistent driving to maintain their rankings and the charge forward to the championship.
5-Hour Energy Racing rookie Brendan Gaughan entered the Milwaukee Mile with solid footing in a top-10 position for the NASCAR Nationwide series on June 20, and his consistency in the NorthernTool.com 250 pulled in a top-15 finish that kept him in the rankings to pull in a championship season.
Gaughan started the night out strong from the third position and would take the No. 62 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Chevrolet to the front and had a battle for the lead. As the 250 laps counted down Gaughan faced handling issues and slipped back. After dropping to 19th, Gaughan fought his way back through the pack to finish 13th and maintain his ranking in the championship standings just one point behind Mike Bliss and 6th place.
His 5-Hour Energy Racing teammate Steve Wallace started in 28th and made his way into the top-10 in fewer than 90 laps. A late race battle with a lapped car almost took Wallace out of the race, but the young gun steered the No. 66 Chevrolet to a 6th place finish and earned the Mobile 1 Command Performance Drive of the Race Award. Wallace’s commanding performance this weekend in West Allis, Wis. kept him in the 10th position for the NASCAR Nationwide championship run and impressed the fans and sponsors just like every weekend.