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Kenny Wallace gets birthday UMP Modified win at Plymouth


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It was a happy (birthday) celebration for Wallace in Plymouth win


PLYMOUTH (AUG. 12, 2017) – NASCAR driver and Fox Sports commentator Kenny Wallace was surprised by his friends and fans at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night, as he was presented with not just one, but two cakes and a huge bouquet of balloons for his upcoming birthday, Aug. 23. “Herm” Wallace was even more touched when the grandstands then broke out singing “Happy Birthday.”



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Wallace, a St. Louis native, was on hand to race his UMP Modified at the Playground of Power, before traveling to Michigan International Speedway Sunday to broadcast in Berlin, Mich. for the NASCAR race.


Wallace had more than just his birthday to celebrate at the Playground of Power, and put the icing on the cake, so to speak, as he dominated the Modified race to take the win.


Marion’s Randy Lines made an astounding comeback Saturday night, after flipping his #18 Modified the previous weekend at Plymouth. Determined to heal quickly and keep his points lead, Lines wound up sixth. Second place in points, Lake Village’s Jamie Lomax, left the race early due to a broken spring, giving Lines a bit of a break for season standings. Lines was able to extend his lead at 942, over Lomax’s 783. Both have six wins at Plymouth this year. Finishing in second Saturday was Valparaiso’s Frank Marshall (sitting at third in season points) and third went to Logansport’s Bradley Jameson.


While Wallace was happy to take the checkers, he gave kudos to Plymouth’s regular racers.


“Frank Marshall is one of the best in the United States. Jamie Lomax is third in the United States,” Wallace said. “Randy Lines is one of the best in Indiana. You’ve got some of the best racers in the country right here every week.”


Rounding out the top five was Devin Wright of Rensselaer and Lafayette’s Matt Mitchell.

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