BUSCH: Akins Motorsports, Tyler Walker part ways

AKINS MOTORSPORTS RELEASES TYLER WALKER Mooresville, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2005) - Akins Motorsports has announced the release of Tyler Walker, driver of the No. 38 Great Clips Dodge in the NASCAR Busch Series effective August 22. "Tyler Walker has...

AKINS MOTORSPORTS RELEASES TYLER WALKER

Mooresville, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2005) - Akins Motorsports has announced the release of Tyler Walker, driver of the No. 38 Great Clips Dodge in the NASCAR Busch Series effective August 22.

"Tyler Walker has done everything that this team and I have asked of him," said team owner Doug Stringer. "He is a very determined and talented driver that deserves an opportunity to work with a NASCAR Busch or NEXTEL Cup team that has the financial wherewithal to support an-up-and coming rookie driver.

"We appreciate very much what Tyler has done for us this year and look forward to watching him for many years to come in NASCAR.

"We are currently 20th in the owner point standings and it is extremely important for Akins Motorsports and Great Clips to finish the season in the top 10. For the remainder of the year, we will be turning to veterans to fill the driver's seat with vast experience to communicate with crew chief Jon Wolfe and the entire Great Clips team."

This weekend Mike Wallace will drive the No. 38 Great Clips Dodge for the running of the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 17 starts at the .533-mile short track, Wallace has posted one top-five and four top-10's in the NASCAR Busch Series.

-ak

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mike Wallace , Tyler Walker