BUSCH: Fontana: Kenny Wallace preview

KENNY WALLACE AND STACKER 2 LOOK TO REBOUND AFTER DISAPPOINTING START TO 2005 SEASON After tire problems put the Stacker 2 Ford in the wall during Saturday's race at Daytona ,the team has shifted its attention West for this week's race at ...

KENNY WALLACE AND STACKER 2 LOOK TO REBOUND AFTER DISAPPOINTING START TO 2005 SEASON

After tire problems put the Stacker 2 Ford in the wall during Saturday's race at Daytona ,the team has shifted its attention West for this week's race at California Speedway. The Stacker 2 Racing team was satisfied with its preseason test at the speedway and believe it is ready for the Stater Bros. 300.

STACKER 2 RACING TEAM NEAR THE TOP AT CALIFORNIA TESTING

During January testing the Stacker 2 Ford posted the second-fastest lap time of the day with a time of 39.72 seconds (181.36 mph). This was only a half-second off the pole speed record of 39.15 seconds set by Kevin Harvick in 2003.

KENNY WALLACE AT CALIFORNIA

This will be Wallace's fifth start at California Speedway. During his Busch career, Wallace has had no poles, no top-fives and one top-10 finish. He has completed 87 percent of the laps and accrued close to $100,000 in winnings. His best finish was ninth in 2004 which occurred during last year's May race.

LAST YEAR AT CALIFORNIA... Stater Bros. 300 presented by Gatorade

MAY 1, 2004-- Fresh off the best finish so far in the 2004 season the Stacker 2 Team had confidence heading into California. After qualifying sixth for the race, Wallace knew he had a strong car. Despite handling a loose race car most of the day, Wallace was able to keep the race car running near the front of the field all day. Near the end of the race, the Stacker 2 team knew it had to pit one last time. This efficient pit stop enabled Wallace to finish ninth.

KENNY WALLACE ON CALIFORNIA ...

"I am glad Daytona is behind us, we had a really good car but unfortunately we blew a tire the lap before we were scheduled to pit. It's time to move on now and focus all of our attention on the upcoming race in California.

"I really like racing at California, the track looked beautiful during testing. You can go three wide into the corner and race hard all day long."

CREW CHIEF WAS WARD ON CALIFORNIA TESTING...

"The test went real good. Basically, we're just trying to learn Kenny. We were pretty close with both cars when we showed up, but we're just trying to learn what he wants, what he likes, being that this is our first year with him. We're pretty happy. Kenny's happy, and we're excited about what the future might bring."

KENNY WALLACE HAPPENINGS

When Wallace is not driving the Stacker 2 Ford to the front of the pack, you can expect to see him on several television shows this upcoming race season. Below are just a few places you can expect to see Kenny:

NASCAR Drivers 360: Wallace will be filmed and shown in three of the eight episodes starting in Atlanta.

Inside Nextel Cup: Wallace will play a more active role in the show in 2005 and 2006 and will be seen in many more shows.

NASCAR This Morning - NASCAR Victory Lane: Wallace will be seen on both shows every Nextel Cup race day as long as he is able to be at the show in person.

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Wallace will be the Craftsman Truck color commentator for Speed on weekends in which the Truck Series and Busch Series are in the same location.

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