Subbing for Elliott Sadler, Mike Wallace led eight times for 54 laps and won Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. This was his fifth career and the first Truck Series victory since March 2000.
Wallace was called by Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) after Sadler decided to stay at home with his wife, Amanda and await the birth of their second child.
Wallace and Ron Hornaday Jr. planned on working together in the two-car tandem for the entire race and it paid of with a one-two finish and gave KHI its 42nd career win and ninth of the season.
“Right here, this is an incredibly unselfish individual because he could have worked for the win. Thank God Elliott Sadler’s wife is going to have a baby and gave me this opportunity.” Wallace said in Victory Lane.
James Buescher finished third, Ricky Carmichael fourth and Jason White finished fifth.
Austin Dillon finished seventh and now holds a three point lead over Buescher in the series standings. Dillon had to restart 17th on the final restart of the race due to failing to maintain reasonable speed during the final caution flag with six to go.
|Unofficial Race Results|
|Coca-Cola 250 powered by fred’s, Talladega Superspeedway|
|14||10||60||Cole Whitt *||Chevrolet||30|
|16||8||20||Johanna Long *||Toyota||28|
|18||24||7||Miguel Paludo *||Toyota||26|
|20||7||22||Joey Coulter *||Chevrolet||24|
|26||2||8||Nelson Piquet Jr. *||Chevrolet||18|
|28||9||29||Parker Kligerman *||Dodge||17|
|34||28||1||Jeffrey Earnhardt *||Chevrolet||10|