NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace had a disappointing outing in the third day of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali a day after earning a podium finish in his class.
Wallace, driving for Risi Competizione/Ferrari of Houston in the event at Daytona International Speedway, finished 32nd in the second Trofeo Pirelli race after a receiving a pass through penalty for driving through the “Bus Stop” on the back stretch. Wallace was forced to do so after he lost brake pressure while exiting the Turn 2 of the main portion of the track.
Wallace was running 14th at the time of the penalty but wound up posting the fastest speed on Saturday at 192.563 mph.
“I actually think we had a better run today,” Wallace said. “Now we’ll go back, work on these brakes, tune it up and get ready for the last race tomorrow – the World Final.
“Our lap times were great, lot better than Friday. We’ve got a little bit of work to do on the car but I think my driving’s improved a ton [this weekend.]”
Wallace finished 15th in his Friday race to earn a podium finish in his class.
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