14 Sep 5-Hour Energy Racing Ready for Top-Five Charge After Richmond
Consistency has been key for the 5-Hour Energy Racing team in the 2009 season, and much like the tortoise, a consistent drive from start to finish will prove better than being great one week and sloppy the next. For Steve Wallace and his No. 66 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet, a top-10 finish at Richmond International Raceway has pushed him into contention for a NASCAR Nationwide Series top-five championship finish.
Wallace started at the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 in 29th place, but would dash forward and make 39 green flag passes before the checkered fell. On final lap, Wallace charged past the Red Bull car and crossed the line in ninth place, which chalked up a third-straight 11th or better finish for 5-Hour Energy racing and pushed Wallace into sixth place for overall series points.
Sitting just two championship positions behind the No. 66 5-Hour Energy car is Wallace’s teammate Brendan Gaughan, pilot of the No. 62 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Chevrolet. Gaughan has impressed his Rusty Wallace Racing team as the seasons second highest ranking rookie, and has plenty of opportunities to push forward with 5-Hour consistency to a memorable first year.