29 Sep 5-Hour Energy Racing: Wallace Retakes Top-Five
A 12th place finish at the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway, pushed 5-Hour Energy Racing driver Steve Wallace back into the Top-5 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series points. Wallace showed his true prominence on the “Monster Mile” after suffering a late-race incident that left the No. 66 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet wounded and nearly cost him the race.
The Rusty Wallace Racing driver took over the 5th place ranking from Penske Racing’s Justin Allgaier, whom Wallace has been battling with for weeks, after Allgaier’s No. 12 ran out of fuel during a mid-race pit stop sequence. It was Wallace’s consistent runs noted throughout the season in Blog posts after Richmond, Daytona, and Bristol that have kept him in the Top-5 and in the run for a championship season.
Wallace’s teammate Brendan Gaughan is still seeing that streak of bad luck that has kept him continuing a grand rookie season in the No. 62 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Chevrolet. Gaughan had to start at the back of the pack after engine troubles during practice. But Gaughan would fight through the pack and misfortune of a blown tire to finish in 19th place. Gaughan lost only one position in the season standings and is currently in ninth.
The team is now headed to Kansas for a 300-mile run at Kansas Speedway. Both 5-Hour Energy drivers are ready to maintain and gain on their Top-10 and Top-5 standings when the green falls at 3:30 ET on Saturday Oct. 3.