New Hampshire Motor Speedway Race Review – Mike Wallace
THROTTLE ISSUE SLOWS WALLACE AT LOUDON
LOUDON, N.H. – A hanging throttle at a track with very fast straightaways is a major issue. And that’s exactly what Mike Wallace faced in Saturday’s CNBC Prime’s The Profit 200 Nationwide race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Wallace started the race in 34th and made some progress before he had to wrestle with an irritable throttle. Eventually, he drove the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet by using the kill switch to cut momentum – not an ideal situation.
Wallace finished 28th.
“I had to be really careful not to wreck,” Wallace said. “When the throttle started hanging, I just wanted to finish and get the car home in one piece. It’s a little scary when you’re dealing with a situation like that.”
The race was scheduled for 200 laps, but the lap counter eventually reached 213 as three green-white-checkereds completed the event.
Kyle Busch had a comfortable lead with two laps to go when a caution sent the race into the first overtime. Two cautions later, Busch breezed under the checkered flag for his seventh win of the year.