Before the end of the night, the crew began to notice smoke coming from the rear of the No. 01 Chevy.
The green flag flew and Wallace ran strong in the top 5 for the first part of the race but suddenly lost forward drive and began to fall back in the field.
Daryl Harr joins Mike Wallace at Phoenix International Raceway
Mike Wallace and Daryl Harr both encounter issues in the desert.
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Wallace never gave up throughout the night and picked up six more positions on the track to finish the U.S. Cellular 250 in the 22nd position.
Mike Wallace to boost Ohio "Drive Sober" campaign at this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series road course event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.