21 Mar 5-Hour ENERGY Racing Update: Wallace Clinches 11th Place
Steve Wallace claimed the best finish of the 2011 series this past Saturday in the Scotts 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 5-hour ENERGY driver maneuvered his way to an 11th place finish, which boosted the ranking of the #66 car up to 13th place, just 43 points behind the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader and well within reach of the top five leader board.
Though Steve Wallace was flagged as a top contender for the 2011 Nationwide Series title, mechanical problems throughout the first few races have affected his rankings. Fortunately, the 5-hour ENERGY Racing Team is confident that their recent finish means the end of their streak of unfortunate luck.
“Our team is a lot better than our results show right now; we’ve just had a lot of bad luck over the first three weeks,” Steve Wallace said. We’re all working hard to get back to where we feel we belong and hopefully this is a step towards making that happen.” The 23-year-old racecar driver said that it will only take top finishes in just a couple races for the team to get back on track within the standings. “It’s a long season and there’s a lot of racing left,” Wallace said.
On Saturday, March 26, 5-hour ENERGY Racing will vie for another top finish in the Royal Purple 300 in Fontana. Fortunately, the #66 car boasts an excellent track record on the Auto Club Speedway. Last year, Steve Wallace clinched a 6th finish at the Fontana race.
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