Rick Wilson Earns Scotts EZ Seed Showdown Victory At BMS
For Rick Wilson, it was de ja vu during Saturday's Scotts EZ Seed Showdown at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Wilson said the finish of the race played out just like his win in 1989 when he spun the wheels on a late race restart and saw drivers stream by him.
"This was identical to the 1989 race," said Wilson of Bartow, Fla. "The car was great and the key was getting out ahead early. I was just riding at one point, because I knew I had a great car.
"It was just like 1989. Phil (Parsons) got around me on the restart, but I just waited and got back around. I wish we could have gone 200 laps."
Several other drivers echoed Wilson's thoughts. Cale Yarborough was excited to behind the wheel again, but disappointed that it didn't last longer.
"It was fun," he said, "just not long enough to do what I wanted to do. Something happened to the car."
Dave Marcis' day also was cut short, but he was glad to lace up his famous wingtips once more. "I was having fun, the car was good, but I ran over something and it cut one of the belts," he explained. "I think I got it shut off before I caused a lot of damage."
"It was fun and I enjoyed it. I'm glad to be back."
Jimmy Hensley was glad just to be on the track.
"I wish I could have been more competitive," he said. "I didn't hit anything, so that was good."
The legendary drivers took to the track after Justin Allgaier earned his first career win in the Scotts Turf Builder 300 Nationwide Series race.
Joey Logano will lead the field of Sprint Cup Series drivers to the green on Sunday for the Food City 500.