13 Nov And Then There Were Two
With just two races left in the demanding and exciting 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, it’s time to take a quick look at where the two drivers of 5-Hour Energy Racing are ranked and how the final push for points heading into Phoenix and Homestead will be supercharged with a few extra 5-Hour Energy shots.
All season Steve Wallace has combated shredded tires, crumpled sheet metal, mechanical failures and spinouts to prove that he is among the finest in the Nationwide Series. Piloting the No. 66 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet has had its ups and downs for Wallace, but his consistent driving, zeroed-in focus and physical endurance has earned him a solid seventh place in overall championship points before heading to Phoenix International Speedway for the Able Body Labor 200.
Making a stunning Rookie debut at Bristol Motor Speedway with a pole position qualifier, Brendan Gaughan has impressed the 5-Hour Energy Racing team in the No. 62 Extra Strength 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet throughout the season, continuing to push hard from ninth place in championship points. Gaughan has also been in close competition for the Rookie of the Year title with Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, and Michael McDowell. Gaughan’s noteworthy performances in this 2009 season include three Top-5 finishes and 8 Top-10 finishes, which he’ll hope to add to first at Phoenix and then at the season-concluding Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21.