JD Motorsports and Mike Wallace ready to take on repaved Kansas track

Danny Efland will drive the No. 4 Tradebank Chevrolet as a teammate

GAFFNEY, S.C. (October 16, 2012) – Kansas Speedway has a newly-repaved track with a change to progressive banking waiting for the NASCAR Nationwide Series upon their arrival this weekend.

Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace

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As a result, NASCAR has scheduled an additional practice/test session on Thursday so teams can adapt and obtain notes for the race weekend. The banking went from a straight 15 degrees, to a progressive one that starts at 17 degrees in the low part of the turns and tops out at 20 degrees higher up.

Wallace, a veteran of 750-combined NASCAR starts, has been through this type of process many times during his career at various tracks. So, he and the No. 01 HELPJD01.com Chevrolet team are looking to put his veteran experience to use through the entire weekend.

Mike Wallace: “First, I would like to say how disappointed I am that my daughter, Chrissy, won’t be racing with myself and the team this weekend. Everything didn’t come together as we had planned so we had to delay her getting in the car.

“But, the No. 01 team still has to go to Kansas and get all the points we can with this season coming to a close. A new track doesn’t worry me that much, but you still have to be very aware of what the car is doing on the new pavement and turns with that new progressive banking.

“We have four hours on Thursday to get a good start on things. We just need to make the best of that, then back it up with good practices on Friday, take that through qualifying and right into the race on Saturday.

“I’m looking forward to how the cars are going to handle on the new asphalt and through the turns. If it’s like all the other tracks that have done this, we’re going to have some fast speeds out there.”

Source: JD Motorsports

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Drivers Mike Wallace , Danny Efland
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Tags chevrolet, davis, efland, jd motorsports, kansas, nationwide, wallace