The Frontstretch: Meet Me in St. Louis - Gateway Making the Grade by Dennis Michelsen -- Monday August 1, 2005

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Meet Me in St. Louis - Gateway Making the Grade

Dennis Michelsen · Monday August 1, 2005


Pace Laps

The result of the race proved what I always thought…Mike is the best driver of the Wallace brothers!

Anyone notice that only Mike and Kenny mentioned that this race was as much as a tribute to their Dad as it was the brothers Wallace?

How come Bill Weber got the week off? Actually, who cares; it was good to see Alan doing the play-by-play again!

F for Jeff Fuller

We know from his time in the Mods that Fuller can drive, so this failing grade is as much for the team as it is for Jeff.

D for Boston Reid

This is more of a cummulative grade for his entire debut in the 5 car. No team in Busch has more resources, yet both Boston Reid and Blake Feese have been dissapointing so far.

C for Ron Young

If I was grading on a “curve” I would have to give this team an “A+” for last week. But since everyone is racing on the same grading system, he gets a “C”. You have to be impressed when a guy who comes home in 19th place and finishes on the lead lap after a two year absence from the series. If this guy ever got a chance to drive for Roush, Hendricks, etc he would be running up front all day!

B for Mike Wallace

The best of the Wallace boys, at least for the night. If Mike ever got a chance to drive good equipment in Cup, he might have had a great career. His patience and ability always gets the best out of any car he drives!

A for Reed Sorenson

Yes, this kid is ready for the jump to Cup next season! You have to be impressed with the skills and maturity of this youngster. Next year will be a great battle for ROTY in Cup against Martin Truex, Jr.!

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