Beth Lunkenheimer · Monday October 19, 2009
WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER NOTES FOR DOLLAR GENERAL 300 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
· Kenny Wallace earned WIX Filters Lap Leader of the Race honors in tonight’s Dollar General 300. Wallace led once for one lap and grabbed the honor for the fourth time this season.
· Wallace has now led a total of 373 laps in 285 superspeedway starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
· Wallace posted a 21st-place finish and UNOFFICIALLY is 14th in the series championship standings.
· Mike Bliss leads Wallace by two races (6-4) in the overall WIX Filters Lap Leader standings.
· WALLACE QUOTES: “I thought it was real respectable for our team. We work hard and we overachieve. We’ve just got to be a little bit faster. The car handled really good, just needed more speed. Needed a little bit of luck there. I pitted and then the caution comes out. When you’re in our position you try to keep the car packed with fuel and two laps later the caution flag fell. We got what we earned.” YOU ARE WITH A SMALL TEAM. HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO COMPETE AT A HIGH DOWNFORCE TRACK LIKE LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY? “What we need is about 500,000 more dollars for a little more horsepower. We can make the horsepower we just don’t have the money to make the horsepower. That’s really just what this deal is lacking to give us 10 positions. Over the last month Tony Raines has really been picking up some speed. That’s all we need.”
WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD STANDINGS
Mike Bliss 6
Kenny Wallace 4
Brendan Gaughan 2
Jason Keller 1
Joe Nemechek 1
Michael McDowell 1
Morgan Shepherd 1
Tony Raines 1
Brad Coleman 1
Trevor Bayne 1
Steve Wallace 1
Mike Wallace 1
WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD WINNERS BY RACE
Camping World 300 Jason Keller, three laps
Stater Bros. 300 None Awarded
Sam’s Town 300 Mike Bliss, 16 laps
Scotts Turf Builder 300 Joe Nemechek, 12 laps
O’Reilly 300 None Awarded
Nashville 300 Michael McDowell, seven laps
Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 None Awarded
Aaron’s 312 Morgan Shepherd, three laps
Lipton Tea 250 Mike Bliss, 62 laps
Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Tony Raines, one lap
CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Mike Bliss, 21 laps
Heluva Good! 200 Kenny Wallace, two laps
Federated Auto Parts 300 Kenny Wallace, seven laps
Meijer 300 Brendan Gaughan, six laps
Northern Tool.com 250 Brad Coleman, 35 laps
Camping World RV Sales 200 Mike Bliss, three laps
Subway Jalapeno 250 Kenny Wallace, one lap
Dollar General 300 Mike Bliss, one lap
Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 None Awarded
Kroger 200 Trevor Bayne, 34 lapsU.S. Cellular 250 Mike Bliss, three laps
Zippo 200 Steve Wallace, two laps
CARFAX 250 None Awarded
Food City 250 Brendan Gaughan, 10 laps
NAPA Auto Parts 200 None Awarded
Virginia 529 College Savings 250 None Awarded
Dover 200 None Awarded
Kansas Lottery 300 None Awarded
Copart 300 Mike Wallace, one lap
Dollar General 300 Kenny Wallace, one lap
Since 1939, WIX® Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com.
Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With more than $2 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and India. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.
*Affinia Group Inc.’s affiliated companies include Brake Parts Inc. WIX Filtration Corp LLC, Affinia Products Corp LLC and other high quality manufacturers of the Affinia family of brands.
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