BUSCH: Wallace and Eel River close to shutting down

By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com Nazareth PA Kenny Wallace kept busy this weekend. Competing in the Winston Open at Lowes Motor Speedway where he and the twenty-seven team failed to make the feature, Wallace then headed to PA to compete...

By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com

Nazareth PA

Kenny Wallace kept busy this weekend. Competing in the Winston Open at Lowes Motor Speedway where he and the twenty-seven team failed to make the feature, Wallace then headed to PA to compete in the Busch Grand National event at Nazareth Speedway.

After getting 4 hours sleep, Wallace dealt with the rumors surrounding his future head on.

Speculation that Kenny could leave the Cup team, and split his time between the broadcast booth and the Busch Series have been wide spread.

"I will never be in the broadcast booth for real, until I am done racing. I will continue to run for this Busch Grand National Championship. As far as being in the broadcast booth it will only be for a certain amount of time to help some of the networks out. I will never be fully in the broadcast booth until I am totally done racing. I will definitely help out.

Right now I have too many offers on the table, there are about three really good Winston Cup team ready to shuffle up. This has been one of those years that I would rather just mark off. The Eel river sponsorship never came to play. Were sitting here (BGN) fighting wins every week. We have the third best record in the Busch series, with seven top tens and four top fives.

If the cup team does shut down for a period of time, maybe four of five months, I will help out in the Booth." Noted Wallace.

Kenny then made it clear that the Cup team has determined if they do not have a commitment from a sponsor by 5/23, they will indeed shut down.

The Eel river team has been sponsored on a race-to-race basis by a variety of companies, including some solid interest from Geico Insurance, however the financial burdens of keeping the team going may have become too much to bear.

The team, which is owned by Barry Dodson has struggled competing in 10 of 11 events, and finishing 25th or worse in all of there outings

Kenny's success in the Busch Grand National Series hit a bump this weekend, as Wallace took a hard hit on the front stretch, hitting the wall after he and Jamie McMurray got together on lap 123.

Wallace finished in thirty-second position

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