R. Wallace ready to rest, win at Homestead

MIAMI (November 2, 2000) -- Rusty Wallace has some big plans for the Nov. 10-12 Pennzoil 400 weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, both on the track and off. Wallace, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, hopes to soak in some of the South...

MIAMI (November 2, 2000) -- Rusty Wallace has some big plans for the Nov. 10-12 Pennzoil 400 weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, both on the track and off.

Wallace, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, hopes to soak in some of the South Florida atmosphere and pick up a victory in the Nov. 12 Pennzoil 400.

The 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion qualified 14th and finished 12th in last year's inaugural Pennzoil 400 at the 1.5-mile facility. Wallace expects a better result this year.

"All the setups that everybody is using this year are completely different from last year," Wallace said. ?I think the race will be more intense. It's going to be a more intense race because we have more knowledge on the track and what to expect.

"We're going to have a lot of fun too. I like the area a whole lot. I'm going to get down here on Wednesday before the race and use that as vacation time. With the grind week in and week out, I'm looking forward to coming down to Miami."

Wallace is out of contention to win this year's Winston Cup championship, but he's looking for a good finish at Miami in order to create some momentum for next season's run at a title.

"We've really hit on some good cars," Wallace explained. "We're designing and building our own cars right now. Our engine combination has been incredible. Our qualifying has been super. "We've got eight poles and four wins. We've led the most laps. I?m not where I want to be in the point standings. I'm seventh in the points standings and I wish I was first, but there's next year."

Fans still have an opportunity to purchase great seats for both the Nov. 11 Miami 300 and the Nov. 12 Pennzoil 400 by calling (305) 230-RACE, by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, or by ordering online at the official web site, www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com or www.ticketmaster.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace