Dover September 2013 Race Preview – Mike Wallace
WALLACE RIDES INTO DOVER LOOKING FOR IMPROVEMENT
DOVER, Del. – Mike Wallace returns to Dover International Speedway this weekend with a target in mind.
In the Nationwide Series’ last visit to the fast one-mile track, Wallace recorded a disappointing 31st-place run. He’s looking for more in Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 as the season winds into its closing weeks.
“We need to get a much better finish this go-round at Dover,” Wallace said. “I know we have the car that can run well there. It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time and avoiding accidents. And sometimes that’s hard to do at Dover because you have so little reaction time.”
Wallace gets some boosts this weekend with the addition of sponsors Iron Source, Medings Seafood, Tipco and Wacker-Neuson.
“It’s a good group of sponsors on board this week,” Wallace said. “That’s a lot of incentive for us to do well. I’m looking forward to getting on track and getting going.”
Iron Source, a Delaware-based equipment sales, rental and service company, previously sponsored Wallace’s run at Richmond International Raceway and at other tracks. Iron Source serves the construction and farm industries, as well as homeowners, in the DELMARVA Region. Iron Source represents several equipment manufacturers, including Gehl, Manitou, Wacker-Neuson and Bandit.
Iron Source and Medings will ride on the 01’s quarter-panels for the race, while Tipco and Wacker-Nueson also will have prominent placements.
Practice is scheduled at Dover at 12:40 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying is set for noon Saturday, with the race to follow at 3:30 p.m.
THE RACE: 200 miles, 200 laps, race 28 of the Nationwide Series season