Richmond September 2013 Race Preview – Mike Wallace
WALLACE RETURNS TO RICHMOND
RICHMOND, Va. – Mike Wallace didn’t get a good chance at scoring a good finish in the spring Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Engine problems forced Wallace to the garage after 233 laps, and he finished 33rd.
The GK Services team returns to RIR this week for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 for another shot at one of the country’s fastest short tracks.
“Richmond is a fun race track,” Wallace said. “It has the speeds and characteristics at points of a superspeedway and the same technical aspects of a short track. If you go there with a car set up properly for the corners, you can do well.”
All RIR Nationwide activities are bundled into Friday. Practice will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with qualifying at 4:05 p.m. and the race at 7:30 p.m.
The event will be the 1,000th in the history of the Nationwide Series. The opener was held in 1982 as an outgrowth of the former Late Model Sportsman Series.
THE RACE: 187 miles, 250 laps, race 25 of the Nationwide Series season