Wallace, HBM outline 2006 program

Wallace Stepping Up Howard-Boss Motorsports Program in 2006 Denver, North Carolina (January 10, 2006) ... Three-time Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Andy Wallace will be focusing on the overall racing program at Howard-Boss Motorsports in 2006....

Wallace Stepping Up Howard-Boss Motorsports Program in 2006

Denver, North Carolina (January 10, 2006) ... Three-time Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Andy Wallace will be focusing on the overall racing program at Howard-Boss Motorsports in 2006. Wallace will co-drive with Butch Leitzinger in the #4 Boss Snowplow Pontiac Crawford for the entire fourteen race Grand American Rolex Series schedule.

The veteran sports car competitor will also continue his work as the primary test and development driver for Crawford Race Cars, manufacturer of the DP03. Wallace has been very instrumental in the overall development of the DP03 since its inception in 2004. In two seasons of Rolex Series competition, the Crawford DP03 has earned six wins -- all by Howard-Boss Motorsports. Wallace and 2006 teammate Leitzinger have three victories each in the Pontiac Crawford DP03.

"The opportunity to co-drive with Butch Leitzinger is very exciting as we approach the 2006 Rolex Series season," Wallace stated. "We are both extremely focused on winning races and competing for the Rolex Series championship. With the support of our team, Pontiac, and Crawford Race Cars, this is going to be an outstanding season."

Wallace and Leitzinger just completed testing for the Rolex 24 At Daytona last week at the Daytona International Speedway. With three days of testing and numerous laps on the 3.56-mile Daytona course, Wallace now looks to the January 28th race.

"I was very encouraged on the first day of our test at Daytona," Wallace commented. "Our Pontiac Crawford was strong right off the truck and we were at or near the top of the speed chart all day. We had a couple of issues toward the end of our test that kept us from valuable track time on the final day, but overall, I was pleased. The track got faster on the final day of the test, and, if you project our early times to the faster conditions, we could have been in the 43s (1 minute 43 second). I feel we'll be very competitive when we go back for the Rolex 24."

Wallace will team with Leitzinger and two-time and defending NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart in the 2006 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Last season, Howard-Boss Motorsports finished two-three in the Rolex 24.

In addition to his full Rolex Series schedule with Howard-Boss Motorsports and test and development duties with Crawford Race Cars, Wallace will also compete in the longer American LeMans Series (ALMS) events in 2006 for Dyson Racing.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Tony Stewart , Butch Leitzinger
Teams Dyson Racing