PERSEVERANCE FUELS WALLACE'S RETURN TO THE TOP 10 Perseverance has been a central theme for the Stacker 2 Racing team in the first five races. After a disappointing 23rd-place finish in Las Vegas, the team returned to its shop in Mooresville,...
PERSEVERANCE FUELS WALLACE'S RETURN TO THE TOP 10
Perseverance has been a central theme for the Stacker 2 Racing team in the first five races. After a disappointing 23rd-place finish in Las Vegas, the team returned to its shop in Mooresville, N.C., to improve the performance of the Stacker 2 fleet. All of the hard work appears to have paid off because the team was able to finish 12th in Saturday's race in Atlanta. Kenny Wallace is eighth in the drivers' standings, and he is only 129 points shy of fifth place.
KENNY WALLACE AT NASHVILLE
This will be Wallace's fifth start at Nashville Superspeedway. During his Busch Series career, Wallace has posted one top-10 finish, completed 90% of his laps and won over $85,000. His best finish is sixth. Wallace finished 36th in his first race at this track. Wallace's average start and finish is 18th. ppc Racing has also enjoyed its fair share of success in Nashville. It has been able to post five top-five finishes and victories in 2002 and 2003.
LAST YEAR AT NASHVILLE... Pepsi 300
APRIL 10, 2004 -- Wallace started last year's race in the 18th position. Early in the race Wallace battled a tight car, but he was patient and the Stacker 2 Ford corrected itself during the first long run. Shortly after two of Wallace's green flag pit stops, caution periods began, enabling the rest of the field to pit under caution. As a result, Wallace lost laps to the leaders and finished 18th.
Kenny Wallace on Nashville...
"I am excited about Nashville. It is a good track for this team and myself. The last time I raced there, it looked like I was going to win, but we had to pit for a loose lug nut. We were running well before that, and I'm confident we can do the same this year.
Kenny Wallace on Atlanta and Goodyear tires...
"I thought we were going to have a top-10 finish and then we put on a set of tires that did not grip the track. The tires had seven laps on them and we could not hold on to 20th place. Later we put on another set of tires that had 20 laps on them and we climbed to 12th. It's become a tire game now. We all have to do a good job of tire management."
Crew chief Wes Ward...
"I have faith in this team and in Kenny Wallace. We are taking car #24 to Nashville. It's a brand new car. I am not worried, we will be good in Nashville. With the addition of our new shock guy and the chemistry that we have with Kenny Wallace right now, I feel we have come back and redeemed ourselves from Las Vegas."