BUSCH: Charlotte II: Kenny Wallace preview

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About the #22 AutoZone Ford Taurus Driver, Kenny Wallace . . .

. Currently sixth in the NASCAR Busch Series driver points standings, 49 points behind 5th place Denny Hamlin, entering this weekend's race at Lowe's Motor Speedway

. Charlotte marks the eight race with sponsorship from AutoZone; the announcement came Saturday, the day of The Wallace Family Tribute 250 presented by Shop 'n Save at Gateway International Raceway, outside of Wallace's hometown of St. Louis

. Wallace has earned 11 top-10 finishes in 2005, including three, second- place finishes: two at Nashville Superspeedway and one at Darlington Raceway

. Wallace has 23 career NBS starts at Charlotte, with his best start (4th) and best finish (7th)

. AutoZone recently launched their new racing website www.AutoZoneRacing.com

Wallace's thoughts on Lowe's Motor Speedway . . .

"Lowe's Motor Speedway has really become a challenge since they levigated the track. In the past the drivers know what to expect when we went to race there and we knew that the track would get slippery. Now we really don't know what to expect, but we do know that we're running incredible speeds. We finished 9th and ran strong during the race in May, so the #22 AutoZone team is looking to improve on that finish this weekend. We are taking a different car, but we're going to run the same set up that we used earlier in the year. I've heard that there were a lot of crashes during test at Lowe's, so all of the drivers are going to be cautious at first while we are trying to feel out the track. The #22 AutoZone team will be on guard and we are going to work hard to get our season back on track after a few tough weekends."


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Drivers Kenny Wallace , Denny Hamlin