Mike Wallace looks for good Loudon finish

LOUDON, NH (July 6, 2000) - After a strong second-place finish in the 1999 Pennzoil 200, Mike Wallace and his ...

LOUDON, NH (July 6, 2000) - After a strong second-place finish in the 1999 Pennzoil 200, Mike Wallace and his #2 Team ASE Ford crew are looking forward to another visit to New Hampshire International Speedway. "Our Team ASE Ford has been strong everywhere we've raced this season, so I look forward to going to the track every week," said Wallace in previewing this weekend's New Hampshire 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event. "I like the New Hampshire track a lot. In fact, I still hold the track record in qualifying there from back in 1998 when I was driving Kenny Schrader's truck. New Hampshire's always been a good place for me." Last year, Wallace steered his Team ASE truck to the 11th-place effort in qualifying. At the drop of the green, the St. Louis, MO driver quickly pointed his Ford F-150 toward the front, taking the lead at Lap 152. Wallace then held the top spot until eventual winner Dennis Setzer motored by in the late going. This year, Wallace enters the New Hampshire race fourth in the NCTS season standings on the strength of victories at Daytona Beach, FL and Bakersfield, CA. Wallace knows exactly what it will take to get win #3 of the season on the flat, one-mile New Hampshire oval. "You have to be very cautious at New Hampshire because it's a narrow, one groove track," said Wallace. "You have to get a good run up off the corner so when you get to the end of the straight, nobody can get under you. New Hampshire is a tough place to pass because it's so narrow. If a guy gets under you, that is when stuff starts to happen. That's why there are usually plenty of cautions at New Hampshire. If we can avoid those, we have a good chance of another solid run and maybe even a win there." The New Hampshire 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race will take the green flag Saturday, July 8, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The 15th of 24 races on the NCTS tour this season will be telecast live by CBS. The race will also be broadcast live by MRN radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Wallace , Dennis Setzer