STEVE WALLACE FINDS GROOVE IN MUSIC CITY Despite Bad Luck, Rookie Brings Home 15th-Place Finish LEBANON, Tenn. (June 10, 2006) -- Steve Wallace, driver of the No. 64 Jackson Roscoe Foundation Dodge made only his sixth NASCAR Busch Series start...
STEVE WALLACE FINDS GROOVE IN MUSIC CITY
Despite Bad Luck, Rookie Brings Home 15th-Place Finish
LEBANON, Tenn. (June 10, 2006) -- Steve Wallace, driver of the No. 64 Jackson Roscoe Foundation Dodge made only his sixth NASCAR Busch Series start Saturday at the Nashville Superspeedway, despite little experience, Wallace held his own and performed like a veteran.
After a less than stellar qualifying attempt, Wallace started the Federated Autoparts 300 in 28th position, but within 25 laps of competition, he had maneuvered his way up to 15th. Consistent driving and flawless pit stops throughout the race, allowed Wallace to steadily gain track position and run as high as sixth-place.
However, trouble found the No. 64 Jackson Roscoe team around lap 168, when Wallace reported that his engine was losing power.
Caution fell with 54 laps to go allowing Wallace to make his was to pit road. Broken tail pipes appeared to be the culprit. Wallace returned to competition, but quickly lost track position. Even with the trouble, Wallace held on and finished the race 15th.
Carl Edwards scored his second NASCAR Busch Series win of the season. Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Paul Menard followed Edwards to round out the top-five.
Driver, Steve Wallace "Man, I had a good car today. I was running in the top-10 and probably could've finished in the top-five. This was just a bad deal here today. My guys did an awesome job in the pits. All of our stops were near perfect and I am really proud of them for all of their hard work. I really hate I couldn't get a better finish for the Jackson Roscoe team."
Crew Chief, Bryant Frazier "I am very proud of Steve's performance today. He held his own out there against some really awesome drivers. He kept his cool and brought the car home in one piece. Even though we should have had a better finish -- I am pleased with his showing and feel like he's improving more and more each week."