Iowa: Steve Wallace preview

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 6, 2010) - Steve Wallace will return behind the wheel of the Billy Ballew Motorsports No. 15 Toyota of Des Moines Toyota Tundra for the July 11th Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. Wallace, driver of the No. 66 5-Hour...

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 6, 2010) - Steve Wallace will return behind the wheel of the Billy Ballew Motorsports No. 15 Toyota of Des Moines Toyota Tundra for the July 11th Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway.

Wallace, driver of the No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has driven in two prior NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) events, both for BBM. In his NCWTS debut, Wallace pedaled his way to a fourth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March, followed by a 12th-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway in April.

Wallace, the youngest son of Iowa Speedway's chief designer and racing legend, Rusty Wallace, has enjoyed success at Iowa in the past. In his two prior appearances there, the younger Wallace won the inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series event in 2006 and ran among the top-five for the majority of last year's Nationwide Series event, before being taken out of contention by late-race contact.

Wallace Comments on the Lucas Oil 200:

"Iowa (Speedway) is gaining a reputation as one of the best tracks on the circuit. It has the best of both worlds. It's got the speed of a big track, but the close, side-by-side action of a short track. It's been an exciting race each time I've been there. I'm sure this week will be no different.

"It's a lot of fun to race at Iowa. You're always busy. You're always on your toes. It seems like you're always passing cars. The Truck Series guys always race really hard the whole race, so you've got to be on your game the second the green flag waves.

"I'm excited to be racing with Billy Ballew Motorsports again. 'Cowboy' (Starland) has given me an awesome truck the past two times I've worked with him. Hopefully we'll get the Toyota of Des Moines Tundra to the front of the pack and be there at the end."

-source: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Steve Wallace