Mike Wallace to race at IRP

MIKE WALLACE SLATED TO DRIVE NO. 12 TOYOTA TUNDRA AT IRP CONCORD, N.C. (August 2, 2005) -- Darrell Waltrip Motorsports announced today Mike Wallace will drive the No. 12 Toyota Tundra NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entry at Indianapolis...

MIKE WALLACE SLATED TO DRIVE NO. 12 TOYOTA TUNDRA AT IRP

CONCORD, N.C. (August 2, 2005) -- Darrell Waltrip Motorsports announced today Mike Wallace will drive the No. 12 Toyota Tundra NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entry at Indianapolis Raceway Park Friday night.

"I appreciate the opportunity to drive for Darrell Waltrip Motorsports," said Wallace. "It's kind of a historic weekend for me. I'm also driving for Rusty Wallace in his RWI car on Saturday night. I'm driving for two past NASCAR champions at IRP. I've got a full weekend with the truck race Friday night, the Busch race Saturday night and then the Brickyard on Sunday. Hopefully, we'll have success in all three. I'm excited to work with Bobby Kennedy and the whole 12 crew at IRP. I've wona Busch race at IRPbefore and had success there in a NASCAR Craftsman Truck. I'm looking forward to driving the 12 truck and I hope to be in Victory Lane."

"Right now, we've got Mike going in the truck at IRP," said Waltrip. "He's run really well there in the past and I think he'll do a fine job. We really enjoyed the opportunity to work with Robert, who was Toyota's first NASCAR champion. He did a great job for us and a tremendous job for Toyota. We wish him continued success in his endeavors."

Robert Huffman, who won Toyota's first-ever NASCAR championship in the Goody's Dash Series, recorded eight top-10 finishes while driving the No. 12 Toyota Tundra.

"Robert has played a key role in Toyota's move into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," said Pat Wall, vice president and manager of Toyota's NASCAR Craftsman truck program. bHe recorded Toyota's first-ever NASCAR win and championship in a Toyota Celica when he won a Goody's Dash Series race in 2001 and the title championship in 2003. Robert has been a great ambassador for Toyota and is an important part of our racing heritage. He will be considered a part of the Toyota motorsports family forever."

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Indianapolis Raceway Park is scheduled for Friday, August 5th at 8:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage by SPEED Channel. MRN Radio will broadcast the event.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Rusty Wallace , Mike Wallace , Robert Huffman , Bobby Kennedy