24 May 5-hour ENERGY® Racing is On the Move
After a challenging start to the 2011 NASCAR season, Steve Wallace is making steady climbs on the leader board. For the third straight week, No. 66 gained enough points to clinch a higher-ranking position among NASCAR Nationwide standings – moving from 12th place to 8th place after impressive finishes in recent races.
Though Wallace didn’t leave Iowa Speedway Sunday with a top-10 finish, his 11th place success was indeed a hard-fought victory for 5-hour ENERGY® Racing. After a rain delay forced a 17th position start, Wallace maneuvered his way into the top 10 despite mechanical complications with his Toyota Camry. But, after a caution lap gave three other racecar drivers the advantage, 5-hour ENERGY racing was pushed back to 14th place. Throughout the final 30 laps, Wallace maintained his cool and fought his way back to 11th position, where he would finish for the third time in 2011.
Though the current NASCAR Nationwide series has been riddled with unforeseen challenges for the 5-hour ENERGY Racing team, Steve Wallace and his crew continue to make substantial gains. There are still 22 races left before racing season comes to a close mid-November, which means that if Wallace maintains his current stride, we may be looking at a career-high standing for No. 66.
Steve Wallace’s next NASCAR Nationwide race is Saturday, May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Watch it live and witness 5-hour ENERGY Racing’s inevitable ascent to the top of the NASCAR Nationwide leader board.