BUSCH: Dover II: Rusty Wallace preview

Wallace Returns to Seat of 64 -- For the second time this year, the NBS heads to the high banks of Dover, Delaware for this weekends Dover 200. But this time, they'll be a new man behind the wheel of the No. 64 Miller High Life Light Dodge. Car...

Wallace Returns to Seat of 64 -- For the second time this year, the NBS heads to the high banks of Dover, Delaware for this weekends Dover 200. But this time, they'll be a new man behind the wheel of the No. 64 Miller High Life Light Dodge. Car owner and NEXTEL Cup Series driver, Rusty Wallace will pilot the car this weekend for the second time this year. His last race as car owner/driver was Gateway where he finished 37th after bring involved in a late-race accident.

Going out with a bang -- Wallace may be driving his final year in the NEXTEL Cup Series, but he won't leave the 2005 season without a mark. Sitting fourth in the NEXTEL Cup Series points, Wallace posted another top-10 finish last weekend in New Hampshire, finishing sixth. This year has been nothing short of spectacular for Wallace, who has posted seven top-five and 15 top-10 finishes so far this season.

Testing 1,2,3 -- Wallace and crew headed to Dover, Delaware last week where they tested the No. 64 Miller High Life Light Dodge in preparation for this weekend's Dover 200. Although Chassis No. 02 didn't make it to the test; Darne said the test went well and the team gained valuable knowledge to help lead them to a top-five finish this weekend in Dover.

Crew Chief Update -- Steve Darne will continue to fill in as interim crew chief on the No. 64 Miller High Life Light Dodge. Darne has led the team since Bristol and will continue to fill-in until car owner, Wallace finds a replacement.

Chassis 64-02 -- Steve Darne and his MHLL team will take Chassis No. 02 to the track this weekend in Dover. This is the same car that car owner, Rusty Wallace drove to a 37th place finish at Gateway after being involved in a late-race accident that destroyed the car. Chassis 02 received a new body and was sent to the wind tunnel last week. This car also brought the team their first win at Darlington in 2004 with McMurray behind the wheel.

Quotes:

Darne on filling in as interim crew chief--

"We're just working on fixing some of our aero package stuff right now. It's been a long road and we're all working together to tidy up some of our problems. But we're getting back on track and the guys are doing a great job. We're looking forward to the rest of this year and a fresh start for 2006."

Wallace on jumping in the seat of the 64 for Dover--

"I just felt like it was the best thing to do for this team right now. We're in the middle of reorganizing some things; Steve is doing a great job in the shop and with the cars, we just need some time to get things back in order. This is a great team, with great equipment and sponsors and I'm going to try my best to prove that this weekend at Dover."

-mhlr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rusty Wallace