Phoenix Square D Racing and the Aerosmith Special

Driving On The Edge CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Oct. 6, 1999) - On Nov. 7 at Phoenix International Raceway, Christmas comes early for NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Kenny Wallace. When the green flag waves for the Dura Lube 500, Wallace will ...

Driving On The Edge

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Oct. 6, 1999) - On Nov. 7 at Phoenix International Raceway, Christmas comes early for NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Kenny Wallace. When the green flag waves for the Dura Lube 500, Wallace will be piloting a black and silver Square D Chevrolet in a tribute to his favorite band - Aerosmith. "Ever since I was a little kid, I loved their music," said the 36-year-old Wallace. "Back in '93 when I was racing at Michigan, I heard they were coming to The Palace in Detroit. So, I went and saw them. They were awesome. When they came to Charlotte later that year, I got backstage passes and met all the guys in the band. "Brad Whitford, the acoustic player, always liked racing, so we really hit it off. Ever since then, we've been really good friends. He lives in Massachusetts, and whenever he's not off touring somewhere, he comes to the New Hampshire races and parks his motorhome next to mine. He's a lot of fun." The idea to incorporate Aerosmith onto Wallace's Square D Chevrolet stemmed from NASCAR's summer concert series - NASCAR Rocks. When NASCAR Rocks was originally introduced, the idea to bring Wallace's favorite band together with the popularity of NASCAR was a no-brainer, according to Danielle Randall, president of The Motorsports Decisions Group, Inc., the marketing firm which handles the Square D Racing account. "This program has generated a lot of excitement with the employees, distributors and customers of Square D," said Randall. "It's a unique concept, and our biggest supporter during this whole effort was Kenny. His love of Aerosmith is genuine. He's a real fan." Said Wallace, "It's like a dream come true for me to have Aerosmith on my car. I mean, what race car driver wouldn't want to have America's greatest rock band on their car? My favorite Aerosmith song is "Living on the Edge." Well, at Phoenix, I'm going to be driving on the edge." A full-line of die-casts replicating the Aerosmith car will be manufactured by Mattel and ready for trackside purchase during the Phoenix race weekend. Fans will also be able to purchase die-casts by accessing Mattel's website at www.hotwheels.com. Additionally, souvenir apparel will be provided by Wateree, both trackside and on their website at www.watereesports.com.

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