No. 01 Chevrolet – Mike Wallace
· Total NASCAR Nationwide Series starts: 457
· Total Nationwide Series starts at Talladega: 17
· Best Finish at Talladega: 6th
· Laps Led at Talladega: 16
· 2013 Points Position: 21th
· 2013 Best Finish: 21st
GAFFNEY, S.C. (April 30, 2013) – The best medicine to recover from a blown motor at Richmond International Raceway is a visit to Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR’s largest track, the 2.5 mile facility is home to high speeds and tight racing. Mike Wallace and the No. 01 JD Motorsports team are ready to run strong and be up front at the end.
After suffering from engine failure, Wallace dropped one spot in the driver’s points standings to 21st. The No. 01 Chevy remains ‘locked in’ ensuring him a start this week at Talladega.
The first taste of restrictor plate racing this year was at Daytona. Wallace, the 2011 Camping World Truck Series winner at Talladega, piloted his Chevrolet to the front of the field racing within the top-15 until a battery issue ended his day. He and team will look to Talladega to reverse their luck and finish the race strong.
Marc Browning and the No. 01 crew will utilize JDM Chassis 006. This is the same car Wallace raced at Daytona earlier this year that drafted well in the pack. The team will couple their strong car with a race strategy that will help them make it through the ‘big one’. In addition to Wallace being no stranger to Victory Lane, he also has four top-10 finishes in his 17 Nationwide Series starts at Talladega.
Mike Wallace Quotes: “Talladega is a special race track for me. I have had some great runs there in the past, including a win in the Truck Series two years ago. Talladega is usually a wild place. The racing is typical restrictor plate racing, and we as a team need to find a way to make it to the end. Our bunch has always run strong at the plate tracks, but finishing the deal is important.”
Tune in for the Win: The NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the 2.5 mile Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the Aaron’s 299 and ABC will have a live telecast on Saturday, May 4th. NASCAR Countdown begins at 2:30 p.m. ET with the green flag at 3:35 p.m. MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90 will also carry the action Saturday. The racing will be preceded by qualifying at noon on Friday and two practice sessions at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. on Thursday.