Gateway Mike Wallace Preview

Getting to race at Gateway International Raceway will be like returning home to Mike Wallace, driver of the No. 52 Purolator PureONE Chevrolet. Wallace and team owner Ken Schrader are natives of the St. Louis, Mo., area and are glad to see NASCAR...

Getting to race at Gateway International Raceway will be like returning home to Mike Wallace, driver of the No. 52 Purolator PureONE Chevrolet. Wallace and team owner Ken Schrader are natives of the St. Louis, Mo., area and are glad to see NASCAR racing there.

St. Louis has typically been known as a stick and ball sport area," said Wallace. "There are a lot of small race tracks around the St. Louis area and they have produced some great NASCAR drivers. I think it's great they built this new track and that the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Busch Series get to race there."

Although Ken Schrader Racing did not test a NASCAR Craftsman Truck at Gateway International Raceway, Wallace is not without experience at the track. Wallace ran an ARCA event held at the track last season.

Ken Schrader Racing will dust off and roll out the truck they used to start off the season. That would be the same truck that led until the last four laps at Walt Disney World (Orlando) Speedway and the same truck that ran in Homestead, Fla., and Phoenix, Ariz.

Wallace will be doing a tour of his home city on Wednesday, September 16, 1998. He will be making stops at the famous arch of St. Louis, Tri-City Speedway, Fox High School and his favorite cheeseburger joint. Wallace and team owner Ken Schrader will also be throwing out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game on Wednesday night. Wallace will be the special guest for a live radio remote on Friday night from 6-7 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Union Station.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ken Schrader , Mike Wallace