Our Top 10 of 2013: No. 8 - Blaney, Wallace Jr., Become Our Track's Youngest Front Row NASCAR Tandem
Eighteen-year-old drivers Ryan Blaney and Darrell Wallace Jr., brought us the eighth-best moment of our 2013 season when they became the youngest tandem to start a NASCAR event on the front row at our track in the June 27 Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 225.
Blaney earned his first NCWTS pole award in just his 17th series event by turning a 175.160 mph (30.829 seconds) lap in his No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford. He started on a front row for the fourth consecutive time through the opening eight races of the season. He scored his first NCWTS top-five in his second series start at our track with a fifth-place finish. The effort marked his third top-five and sixth top-10 finish of the season.
Wallace Jr., started in the top-10 for the fourth time in 2013 when he grabbed the second UNOH 225 starting position with a 175.075 mph (30.844seconds) lap in the No. 54 Kyle Busch Racing truck. He placed a disappointing 28th after his truck got the worst of a Lap 87 Turn 3 tangle with Blaney's No. 29.
Ty Dillon took the UNOH 225 checkered flag. It was his first Kentucky Speedway NCWTS victory and third consecutive top-five finish through four series starts on our 1.5-mile tri-oval.
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