Fontana II: Rusty Wallace Racing Friday report

WALLACE AND STREMME AMONG TOP-TEN IN CALIFORNIA PRACTICES --Rusty Wallace Racing Teammates Hoping to Ride Bristol Momentum to Strong Finishes-- FONTANA, CA (August 30, 2008)--Following up on their top-five and top-ten performances last ...

WALLACE AND STREMME AMONG TOP-TEN IN CALIFORNIA PRACTICES

--Rusty Wallace Racing Teammates Hoping to Ride Bristol Momentum to Strong Finishes--

FONTANA, CA (August 30, 2008)--Following up on their top-five and top-ten performances last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, Rusty Wallace Racing drivers, Steve Wallace and David Stremme again look to be contenders in this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway.

Wallace, piloting the No. 66 Oakley Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, ranked tenth-fastest of 44 drivers in Friday's final practice. His fastest lap of 41.662 seconds (172.819 MPH) was the 21st of his 24 laps in the session.

Noted Wallace, "I'm really confident in our Oakley Chevrolet for tomorrow's race. Towards the end of happy hour, I feel like we got it handling really well and it seemed to be really consistent in our race runs. I think we could have been further up the chart in practice, but my teammate made his mock-qualifying run just before me and told me just how slick the track was at that point. Practice doesn't pay anything, so it was best just to take care of our car and get ready for Saturday. I feel like we have a really solid car, so if we can stay out of trouble, I think it should be a pretty good night for our Oakley team.

Wallace's teammate, David Stremme, wheeled his No. 64 Kenwood Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS to a top-ten ranking in one of Friday's practice sessions as well. Stremme's best lap of 41.798 seconds (172.257 MPH) in the first practice session placed him 9th of the 44 drivers taking time. Stremme finished final practice 11th fastest, just one spot behind his teammate, Wallace.

Stated Stremme, "Our Kenwood Chevrolet is pretty strong here this weekend. We were never quite as consistent in our race runs as I would have liked, but our car is fast and we're making some adjustments to help us get the consistency where it needs to be. We've got 300 miles to get the job done on Saturday night and I'm confident that our Kenwood team will do just that."

-credit: rwr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rusty Wallace , David Stremme , Steve Wallace