Las Vegas: Kenny Wallace preview

"I love going to Las Vegas. Kim and I always go there on our way to Phoenix. We stop in and do a little bit of everything. There is so much more to do than gamble and we always try and do as much as we can in just a few ...

"I love going to Las Vegas. Kim and I always go there on our way to Phoenix. We stop in and do a little bit of everything. There is so much more to do than gamble and we always try and do as much as we can in just a few days."
    - Kenny Wallace, driver of Stacker 2

WALLACE ON THE CITY OF LAS VEGAS.

Five years after we got married, Kim and I went to Las Vegas and we considered it our honeymoon. We got married on June 23, 1984 and went right to the Pepsi 400 in Daytona. It wasn't until five years later that we were able to take the time and have a honeymoon. We have always taken in so much more than gambling. We've been to the Hoover Damn, a bunch of shows and people watch. We enjoy the city so much and love getting away there. It's always just the two of us that go, so it's like puppy love all over again. This time though, we're going to race. We'll go out Thursday and get back out as quickly as we can. With the schedule the way it is, we don't have a lot of time to leave early. Softball is getting ready to start and our girls will all be into that, so we'll spend our free time going to their games."

WALLACE ON THE RACE AT LAS VEGAS.

"All I can say is thank goodness for teammates and thank goodness for testing. I am very thankful that Ward (Burton) and his team went out there first and then Scott (Wimmer) and his Busch team were there and we showed up. We got on the track and we were in trouble. Our first day was going to be very long if it hadn't been for Ward and Scott and the information they shared from their test. I certainly feel better about our chances now. We learned a lot about the car. We were able to rethink our strategy and we used all the information from our teammates and we were able to build on that information. We all have been working real well together. This is how a true "team" works together.

"We're going out there to put the numbers on the board. I feel I have always run well there, I just don't have the numbers to prove it. I should have had three top-10 finishes in the Busch car. I was running in the top 15 in the DEI car and I ran out of gas. I hope we can run good all day and then be there at the end for a shot a good finish. We got off to a good start for the 2003 season and we need to continue that."

WALLACE ON ROCKINGHAM.

"It is so frustrating, we were less than 100 miles into a 400-mile race and we get wrecked. It is very unfortunate because we never were able to show what we had. We shouldn't have to worry about getting wrecked that early in the race, but we put ourselves in a bad position with someone who has little experience managing his race. Some of these guys are used to running every lap like it is your last and you just can't do that in Winston Cup."

-bdr-

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