Darrell Wallace Jr. Wins Whitaker 150 at Greenville

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Wins Whitaker 150 at Greenville

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action on Saturday night at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Wallace, out of Mobile, Ala., led every lap but one on the way to his first win of the 2012 season and the sixth of his series career. Wallace’s first win came at the Greenville track to open the 2010 season.

POSDRIVER
1 Darrell Wallace Jr.
2 Corey LaJoie
3 Brandon Gdovic
4 Brett Moffitt
5 Eddie MacDonald

He jumped out to an early lead and withstood challenges from Travis Pastrana and Carlos Iaconelli on a couple of early restarts. Wallace started from the pole position after qualifying was rained out and the field was set per the rule book.

Brett Moffitt, who started 21st, charged through the field and into the top five before the race’s halfway point. He took an opportunity on a Lap 126 restart to apply some pressure to Wallace. Coming out of Turn 4 Lap 128, Moffitt muscled his way into the lead, but Wallace was up to the challenge and regained the lead before the two came back around to the line. Moffitt fell back to finish fourth.

Corey LaJoie crossed the line in the second position .868 seconds behind the race winner. Brandon Gdovic scored a career-best third-place finish while Eddie MacDonald finished in fifth, behind Moffitt.

Chase Elliott, Dylan Kwasniewski, rookie Dylan Presnell, Ben Kennedy and Daniel Suarez rounded out the top 10. Kwasniewski charged from 29th on the grid to finish seventh in his first appearance in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. the 16-year-old had a record-setting season as a rookie in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West last year.

With his victory, Wallace locked up a spot in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at the UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway during next February’s Speedweeks.

The Greenville race was slowed due to caution just six times for 30 laps.

The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 will be broadcast by SPEED on May 3 at 3 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to action on Thursday, April 26 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

FinStrCarDriverTeamLapsPointsB/PointsStatus
1 1 18 Darrell Wallace, Jr. Coca-Cola Toyota 150 48 5 Running
2 9 07 Corey LaJoie Sims Metal Management Ford 150 42   Running
3 16 46 Brandon Gdovic Aquis Communications/ComServe Toyota 150 41   Running
4 21 11 Brett Moffitt Kobe Toyopet Toyota 150 41 1 Running
5 8 71 Eddie MacDonald Grimm Construction Chevrolet 150 39   Running
6 10 9 Chase Elliott Aaron's/HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 150 38   Running
7 29 20 Dylan Kwasniewski Rockstar/Royal Purple Toyota 150 37   Running
8 25 26 Dylan Presnell * American Mountain Rentals/Amtrol Chevrolet 150 36   Running
9 14 96 Ben Kennedy MAC Tools Chevrolet 150 35   Running
10 5 14 Daniel Suarez Telcel/Finsa/Roca Acero Toyota 150 34   Running
11 7 4 Bryan Ortiz * Toyota Racing Development Toyota 150 33   Running
12 12 37 Chad Finchum * Texas Roadhouse/Spraker Racing Toyota 150 32   Running
13 11 2 Ryan Gifford Universal Technical Institute/NTI Toyota 149 31   Running
14 20 22 Sam Hunt * Oakley/Bruster's Ice Cream Dodge 149 30   Running
15 26 39 CJ Faison * Generation Rescue Chevrolet 149 29   Running
16 28 50 Jacob Wallace * El Toro Loco Chevrolet 149 28   Running
17 2 6 Kyle Larson * Rev Racing Toyota 148 27   Running
18 24 49 Scott Saunders * Inox Supreme Lube/Standout Wraps Dodge 148 26   Running
19 4 15 Carlos Iaconelli * Bienvenidos a NASCAR/Mayor Cars Toyota 148 25   Running
20 3 99 Travis Pastrana * Nitro Circus The Movie Toyota 148 24   Running
21 19 32 Dale Quarterley Van Dyk Baler Chevrolet 147 23   Running
22 23 31 Jimmy Weller * Integrated Metal Products Toyota 147 22   Running
23 27 80 Blake Jones * Teddy Jones Racing Chevrolet 146 21   Running
24 13 62 Andrew Smith Octane/SavannahPawn.com Chevrolet 146 20   Running
25 15 8 Jorge Arteaga * Rev Racing Toyota 145 19   Running
26 17 98 Chad Boat Curb Records/Celebrity Fight Night Chevrolet 141 18   Running
27 6 16 Duarte Ferreira * LS Sports/Sonangol Toyota 127 17   Running
28 18 47 Cale Conley PMC/Health Bridge Imaging Toyota 48 16   Electrical
29 22 1 Sergio Pena JMS/Goodyear Toyota 3 15   Engine

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