BUSCH: Dover: Steve Wallace preview

THE LOWDOWN THE STORY: Steve Wallace and RWI Racing head to the first state this weekend, in search of the their first top-ten finish of 2007. Considering the team's past history at Dover, which includes both Jamie McMurray's fourth-place finish...

THE LOWDOWN

THE STORY: Steve Wallace and RWI Racing head to the first state this weekend, in search of the their first top-ten finish of 2007. Considering the team's past history at Dover, which includes both Jamie McMurray's fourth-place finish in the previous event there and Steve Wallace's back-to-back top-ten qualifying efforts, a top-ten finish at the Monster Mile is not far out of reach for the HomeLife Communities squad.

THE MACHINE: Steve Wallace will seek to slay the Monster Mile this week from behind the wheel of RWI-018. This car has made one other start thus far in 2007 at Bristol. In that event, Wallace conquered more than 20 NEXTEL Cup stars to earn his first Busch Series pole position.

THE MAN AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Wallace has made two prior starts at Dover and earned top-ten starting positions for both. In his first start at Dover in the spring of 2006, he remained in the top 15 for first 54 laps until an accident forced him behind the wall for repairs. Steve made his second Dover start in the fall of 2006 in a second RWI Racing entry. In that event, he out-qualified veteran teammate Jamie McMurray and earned a top-25 finish in only his second career start at the Monster Mile.

NEWS AND NOTES

STEVE WALLACE LIVE: Steve will make two personal appearances this weekend. He will appear for autographs on Friday afternoon beginning at 4:00 PM, at the Rusty Wallace & Company / ESPN merchandise trailer, located on the grounds of Dover International Speedway. Steve will also appear at the Dodge City mobile marketing display, located on track property as well, at 9:30 AM on Saturday.

CHASING CHASE: Chase Austin and his Steve Darne-led HomeLife Communities team are back in action this Saturday as the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series tackles the historic South Boston Speedway in Virginia. The event begins at 7:30 PM ET and will feature tape delayed television coverage by Speed Channel.

EYES IN THE SKY: Following his debut at Charlotte last week, Kenny Wallace will continue as planned in the chief spotter role for Steve and the No.66 team this weekend in Dover.

PRE-EVENT QUOTES

STEVE WALLACE, DRIVER, NO.66 HOMELIFE COMMUNITIES RWI RACING DODGE CHARGER: "I really like running at Dover. It reminds me a lot of Bristol, a place where I've had a lot of success in the past. The sensation of speed is greater at Dover than almost anywhere else we go. That, plus the fact that there are so many different grooves you can run there, makes Dover a really fun place to run. Our team has had a pretty good amount of success at Dover over the years. I've qualified in the top-ten there the past two races and Jamie (McMurray) had a car capable of winning the race there last fall. I'm looking forward to building on our history there and coming away with a good finish for HomeLife Communities this weekend."

-credit: rwi

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Jamie McMurray , Steve Wallace , Chase Austin