No. 01 Quik Trip Chevrolet – Mike Wallace
· Total NASCAR Nationwide Series starts: 459
· Total Nationwide Series starts at Charlotte: 33
· Best Finish at Charlotte: 9th
· Laps Led at Charlotte: 33
· 2013 Points Position: 18th
· 2013 Best Finish: 7th
GAFFNEY, S.C. (May 21, 2013) – After taking last weekend off, Mike Wallace and the No. 01 JD Motorsports team are ready for battle Saturday, May 25th for the running of the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The team will take to the track welcoming a new sponsor, Quik Trip, powered by Sun Drop.
Quik Trip, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a privately held company with 650+ stores located in eleven states. The company is the dominant convenience/gasoline retailer in each market. Over the past year, Quik Trip has heavily invested in the Charlotte-Greenville area by opening 20+ stores. Joining Quik Trip is long-time Mike Wallace partner Sun Drop.
The familiar green and yellow logo will be splashed over the quarter-panel, through a partnership with Quik Trip. Sun Drop is no stranger to success with the veteran Wallace behind the wheel. The Lowell-based soft drink company has been affiliated with and supported JD Motorsports since 2009.
Wallace, running Chassis JDM 016, will take to Charlotte Motor Speedway for his 33rd start at the track that is practically in his back yard. The homecoming atmosphere combined with the Memorial Day weekend celebration make this event one of the most popular on the schedule.
Mike Wallace Quotes: “We as a team love racing at Charlotte. It is neat to have the weekend activities only an hour away from the shop. It is nice to see all the fans come out and support the entire event, which lasts over a week. Also, it is a true honor to have Quik Trip on the car. Their multiple locations and cleanliness have made them a favorite spot for my family while traveling on the road.”
Tune in for the Win: The NASCAR Nationwide Series competes at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 25th, and the series will appear on ABC for the first time this weekend. The History 300 telecast beings with NASCAR Countdown at 2:30 p.m. ET with the green flag at 3:02 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 11:00 on Friday and practices on Wednesday and Thursday.