LEXINGTON, Ohio – Mike Wallace was rolling along early in Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200, picking his way through the field with a good finish in sight. Then, in a heartbeat, his run stalled.
“We were running around 15th at the time,” Wallace said. “We were going to have a decent day. But we can’t find any luck. We did get back out.”
Wallace returned to the track and managed a 33rd-place finish.
The race was the first Nationwide Series event on the 2.25-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
AJ Allmendinger emerged as the winner after a green-white-checkered finish extended the 90-lap race to 94 laps.
The series moves on to Bristol Motor Speedway for an Aug. 23 race.