Indianapolis July 2013 Race Review – Mike Wallace
WALLACE FINISHES 22ND AT THE BRICKYARD
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mike Wallace rolled home 22nd Saturday in the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the Nationwide Series tour’s biggest events.
Wallace, driving the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet, started 30thand ran in the 20s virtually the entire race, advancing to 19th at one point. It was a $27,803 payday for the veteran driver.
“We battled back from a vibration on the second set of tires,” Wallace said. “Then, later in the race, we got the front grille clogged with grass after another car ran off track on a restart. We had to pit. The water temp went crazy, and we would have burned up the engine if we did not stop. So our performance was better than the finish.”
Despite the issues, Wallace finished on the lead lap and stayed in 16th place in Nationwide driver points.
Kyle Busch won the race, driving from the pole and leading 92 of the 100 laps. It was his eighth win in 15 Nationwide races this season.
The tour next races at Iowa Speedway Aug. 3.