Bristol August 2013 Race Review – Mike Wallace



BRISTOL, Tenn. – An adventurous Bristol Motor Speedway weekend for Mike Wallace ended with a 27th-place finish in Friday night’s Food City 250.

Wallace had a rude welcome to the track in Friday practice. A mechanical malfunction shot his car into the second-turn wall, crunching the right side of the car. The JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team immediately went to a backup car, pulling the backup from the JD Motorsports No. 4 team off its transporter and prepping it for qualifying.

Driving a car fresh out of the box, Wallace qualified 35th, putting him in a tough position for the 250-lap race.

From there, it was a slow climb. Wallace advanced to 24th but wound up with a 27th-place finish.

“It was a tough weekend at a track where we just haven’t put everything together,” said Wallace, now 17th in driver points. “We’ll move on and come back here in better shape.”

Kyle Busch led 228 laps on the way to a relatively easy victory.

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