BUSCH: St. Louis: Kenny Wallace preview

Kenny Wallace, a St. Louis native, will be returning home this weekend to compete in the Busch Silver Celebration 250. Kenny Wallace has seven NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) starts at Gateway International Raceway, posting three top-10...

Kenny Wallace, a St. Louis native, will be returning home this weekend to compete in the Busch Silver Celebration 250.

Kenny Wallace has seven NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) starts at Gateway International Raceway, posting three top-10 finishes.

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KENNY WALLACE ON HEADING BACK HOME:

"St. Louis is where I grew up; my whole family left a legacy about ten miles down the road at Tri-City Speedway. I just dream of one day winning at Gateway. To win in front of my high school buddies and family would be really cool. I enjoy going back there because it is my hometown but on purpose I try to treat it as if I am somewhere else. You can get wrapped up in all the chaos because it is my hometown. I truly try to go in there like it is another racetrack."

KENNY WALLACE ON GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY:

"Turns one and two are very tight corners, so you've got to have a lot of torque in your motor so. When you press on the gas, the car moves fast right away. You have to turn the wheel left. It's hard to run the car loose through one and two because the corner is so sharp. You've got to have a lot of horsepower at this particular track because you lug the motor down so low. When you get down to turns three and four, its like turns three and four at Phoenix where it's real wide, sweeping corners. Matter of fact, my brother, Rusty, used to test here at Gateway to get ready to go to Phoenix with his Cup car. What it takes to be successful is you've got to have good brakes on the car because you go flying down that front straightaway and because the corner is so sharp, you have to slow the car down. You've got to have good brakes and you've got to have a good handling car. Keep yourself clean and be there at the end."

-ppc

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kenny Wallace