--2009 Top-Ten Finisher Returning for Second Season with Team--

MOORESVILLE, NC (January 9, 2010)--Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) announced today that Brendan Gaughan--a top-ten finisher in the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series standings--will again pilot the organization's No. 62 Toyota Camry in a full-season bid for the 2010 Nationwide Series championship.

Gaughan returns to RWR following a strong 2009 rookie season in the Nationwide Series. That effort included a pole win at Bristol and near victories at Charlotte, Kentucky and Memphis, en route to a ninth-place finish in the final driver standings.

Backing a portion of the No. 62 team's 2010 efforts will again be the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Stated RWR Team Owner, Rusty Wallace, "Our entire organization is very pleased to have Brendan Gaughan behind the wheel of our No. 62 Toyota Camry again. He did a great job last year in his rookie season and came really close to winning a couple of races. I feel like we've upgraded our program greatly over last season, so hopefully we'll be able to give him that extra push to get him into Victory Lane this time around.

"I'd really like to thank Michael and Paula Gaughan for their support of our organization. Their family is truly a class act and we're all really looking forward to having them a part of the RWR family again this season. With that said, just like everyone else these days, our guys are still working very hard to finalize sponsorship. Our team offers an outstanding and unique value proposition and I'm confident that we'll be able to put everything to bed shortly."

Noted No. 62 Driver, Brendan Gaughan, "I'm excited to return home to RWR for 2010; there's nowhere else that I'd rather be. Rusty (Wallace) has built a great organization and everyone is working extremely hard to get our Toyota Camrys in Victory Lane this season. With a full year of Nationwide Series experience under my belt now and all of the changes at the team, I can't wait to get to Daytona."

-source: rwr