Wallace wins at Talladega

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.

[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photo” align=”alignright” width=”230″][/media-credit]“It’s been so long since I won a race, and nobody knows how much this means to me.” Wallace said.

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.

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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
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 6 33 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 0
2 5 2 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 43
3 1 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 42
4 4 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 41
5 19 23 Jason White Chevrolet 39
6 25 5 Todd Bodine Toyota 39
7 3 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 38
8 29 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 36
9 17 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 0
10 23 9 Max Papis Toyota 34
11 16 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 33
12 18 182 Grant Enfinger Ford 32
13 22 151 Josh Richards Toyota 31
14 10 60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 30
15 20 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 29
16 8 20 Johanna Long * Toyota 28
17 27 98 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 27
18 24 7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 26
19 11 32 Blake Feese Chevrolet 25
20 7 22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 24
21 26 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 23
22 30 176 Ryan Hackett Ford 22
23 15 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 21
24 32 28 Wes Burton Chevrolet 20
25 14 84 Chris Fontaine Toyota 19
26 2 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 18
27 35 93 B.J. McLeod Chevrolet 17
28 9 29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 17
29 36 102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 15
30 13 81 David Starr Toyota 15
31 12 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 14
32 31 216 Donnie Neuenberger Chevrolet 0
33 34 7 Butch Miller Chevrolet 11
34 28 1 Jeffrey Earnhardt * Chevrolet 10
35 21 99 Patrick Sheltra Ford 0
36 33 66 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 0

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