BUSCH: Chicagoland: Kenny Wallace preview

STACKER 2 TEAM RIDING HIGH AFTER DAYTONA Kenny Wallace showed this past weekend that he is still strong at restrictor plate races after his fourth place finish in Daytona. With restrictor plate races done for the season, the Stacker 2 Racing ...

STACKER 2 TEAM RIDING HIGH AFTER DAYTONA

Kenny Wallace showed this past weekend that he is still strong at restrictor plate races after his fourth place finish in Daytona. With restrictor plate races done for the season, the Stacker 2 Racing team now turns its sites to the 1.5-mile track in Joliet, Ill. Wallace has been on a roll since posting his only DNF of the season at Talladega in April. Since then Wallace has yet to finish outside of the top-20. He has posted three top-fives and six top-10s. Aside from returning to his competitiveness of years ago, Wallace is also carrying the flag for all Busch Series teams that are currently not affiliated with a Cup program. His fifth-place ranking is the best of all of these types of teams. Wallace says he s not surprised by this and fully expected to see these results when he brought Stacker 2 over to ppc Racing.

KENNY WALLACE AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

ppc Racing hopes its success and Kenny Wallace's experience will combine for a strong run this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. While Wallace has struggled in his three starts at this track, ppc Racing has been very consistent. In his three starts, Wallace has finished 36th, 28th and 14th. ppc Racing's statistics gives Wallace reason to believe he will have a top-10 finish this week. In seven starts they have posted two top-fives and six top-10's, including a runner-up finish last year.

KENNY WALLACE IN THE POINTS

Kenny Wallace's success of late has him poised to take over fourth this weekend at Chicagoland from Carl Edwards. Wallace is only three points behind Edwards. If Wallace overcomes Edwards, it will tie his highest place in the standings. Wallace is only 123 points out of third and lost a little ground on leader Truex Jr., who won this past weekend in Daytona. Wallace is 217 points out of first. Owner Greg Pollex remains fifth.

QUOTING KENNY WALLACE

On success of race team--

"I am really proud of my team in the fact that we lead the Busch Series independents in being the highest ranked team out there with no Cup affiliation. It makes me feel good that Wes Ward and all my guys can build me a race car to compete with all the cup affiliated teams. We take a lot of pride in being highest in points among those teams."

On Chicago--

"We are taking our very best car to Chicago. We are taking the car that we ran second in twice at Nashville. I am happy about that. We are going up there to keep doing the same thing we have been doing and keep putting ourselves in a position to win."

"We have four top-fives and I am so happy to be where I am right now.

"This team is going to keep doing the same thing it has been doing. We are not going to change anything and we know that wins are coming soon."

Crew Chief Wes Ward--

"We had a plan going into the season and we have to stick to that plan. Kenny is doing an awesome job and the crew is doing an awesome job. Kenny has built confidence in himself and in the team and we have to carry that momentum all the way through Chicago."

"We have a good car. We are taking chassis #24, which has been a good car for us this year. We are excited, we have to keep the momentum and keep digging."

Tune in--

- On Sunday, July 10th the premiere of E! True Hollywood Story; NASCAR Life in the Fast Lane featuring Kenny Wallace is scheduled to appear at 8 p.m. (EDT). The show will air on E! An encore presentation will air at 11 p.m. the same night.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kenny Wallace , Carl Edwards