Wallace Takes On Columbus

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Darell Wallace, Jr. won Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Ohio's Columbus Motor Speedway. (NASCAR photo)
Darell Wallace, Jr. won Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Ohio's Columbus Motor Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Darrell Wallace, Jr. has returned to victory lane.

Wallace passed polesitter Max Gresham on lap 36 and remained out front the rest of the way to win the inaugural Jeg’s 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Columbus Motor Speedway.

It was his second win of the season and fourth of his career as a member of Revolution Racing and the Drive for Diversity Program.

Wallace led the final 114 laps of the event. It wasn’t a breeze as eventual runner-up Alex Bowman made sure he hit his marks over the final half of the race.

Bowman picked his career-best finish in second with Brett Moffitt third and Matt DiBenedetto fourth. Daniel Suarez also picked up a career-best showing after he finished fifth.

The race was slowed five times by caution with one red flag given to the field.

Moffitt gained 10 points in the race on Gresham in the season standings, but Gresham will still take an 80-point lead into the next race at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway Sept. 5.

The finish:

Darrell Wallace, Jr., Alex Bowman, Brett Moffitt, Matt DiBenedetto, Daniel Suárez, Chase Elliott, Max Gresham, Dylan Presnell, Cody Hodgson, Eddie MacDonald, Michael Cherry, Chad Boat, D.J. Shaw, Ryan Gifford, Sergio Peña, Clay Campbell, Corey LaJoie, Cale Conley, Ben Kennedy, Ali Kern, Beto Monteiro, John Blankenship, Benny Gordon, Brandon McReynolds, Andrew Smith, Andrew Gipson.