The Frontstretch: Kenny Wallace WIX Filters Lap Leader of the Race in Dollar General 300 by Beth Lunkenheimer -- Monday October 19, 2009

Go to site navigation Go to article

Kenny Wallace WIX Filters Lap Leader of the Race in Dollar General 300

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

 

EVENT                                                          DRIVER

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 laps

U.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.

NASCAR NEWS, RIGHT TO YOUR INBOXAND IT’S FREE.
The Frontstretch Newsletter, back in 2014 gives you more of the daily news, commentary, and racing features from your favorite writers you know and love. Don’t waste another minute – click here to sign up now. We’re here to make sure you stay informed … so make sure you jump on for the ride!

Today on the Frontstretch:
Championship Caliber? What Does That Even Mean?
Mirror Driving: Winning Vs. Points, Needing a Boost, and The Lady’s Last Dance?
Nuts for Nationwide: The Curious Case of Elliott Sadler
Happiness Is…Arrogance, Less, Next, and the Outdoors
Frontstretch Foto Funnies: It’s Not Gonna Fit…
FREE NEWSLETTER! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

 

©2000 - 2008 Beth Lunkenheimer and Frontstetch.com. Thanks for visiting the Frontstretch!

 

Becca Gladden is no longer a contributor to the Frontstretch, but you can see all her past articles on herbiography and archive page.