Talladega II: Kenny Wallace preview

WALLACE WILL CARRY SPECIAL DECAL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN HEROES OF STATION ...

WALLACE WILL CARRY SPECIAL DECAL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN HEROES OF STATION #23...

The Station #23 program was developed to pay tribute to the fallen firefighters of Station 23 FDNY (Midtown Manhattan), who were performing their jobs of saving lives when tragedy struck on September 11, 2001. The name of their station is "The Lion's Den." Through the common grief following September 11th, a special bond was created between Station 23 FDNY and Station 23, Grand Terrace (San Bernardino County FD) in Grand Terrace, California. The two have become "sister stations" and Station 23, Grand Terrace, has since adopted the name "The Lion's Den" in honor of the fallen firefighters.

"The Lion's Den" decal being placed on the #23 Stacker 2 Busch and Cup cars feature both "sister stations" and will be included on the team cars throughout the month of September.

WHAT STACKER 2 CAR WILL THE TEAM RUN THIS WEEKEND...

The #23 Stacker 2 car Kenny Wallace will run this weekend is car #68. It's the same car the team ran at Talladega Superspeedway in the spring, started 25th and finished 17th, and both Daytona International Speedway events, started 21st and finished 16th in the Daytona 500 and started 29th and finished 15th in the Pepsi 400. "I don't know why, but for some reason this car doesn't qualify well, but it sure does race good," said Kenny Wallace. "We were running in the top 10 at Talladega in the spring when the white flag came out and then ran out of gas. That was a real disappointment, but at least we know we ran good."

WALLACE ON ELIMINATING RACING BACK TO THE YELLOW FLAG...

"I think it's a good thing," said Wallace. "The first person running behind the leader that isn't on the lead lap gets their lap back and I think that's really good. I can tell you this, it is a lot easier to just slowdown now then to worry about where the leader is and whether we can race fast enough to get by them and get a lap back. You don't have to worry about racing back to the line anymore. At first I thought it was a bummer, but after the race last week in Dover I think it is a good thing."

WALLACE ON THE RULE CHANGES FOR THIS WEEKEND'S RACE...

"I'm not sure what everyone wants to accomplish with these rule changes," said Wallace. "Every time we go there they have another change, but I never see the racing changing on the track. We still run three and four wide and we still race in big packs. I don't know, we'll see how these affect the racing. All I can say is I wish they would go back to where the rules were in 2000 when you really could pass. I can remember running almost last and me and Earnhardt hooked up and passed 40 cars. He finished first and I finished right behind him. That was the best racing we had there."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kenny Wallace