KENNY WALLACE TO ASSUME SPOTTING DUTIES FOR STEVE WALLACE AND RWI RACING IN 2007 --NASCAR Veteran and TV Analyst to Coach Nephew in Remainder of Companion Events-- MOORESVILLE, NC (May 16, 2007)--No one in the NASCAR garage area can doubt...
KENNY WALLACE TO ASSUME SPOTTING DUTIES FOR STEVE WALLACE AND RWI RACING IN 2007
--NASCAR Veteran and TV Analyst to Coach Nephew in Remainder of Companion Events--
MOORESVILLE, NC (May 16, 2007)--No one in the NASCAR garage area can doubt that Steve Wallace is bullet-fast. After all, at just 19 years old, Wallace conquered over 20 NEXTEL Cup Series drivers to win the pole for the Spring 2007 Busch Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the world's fastest half-mile race track. As Steve is the youngest full-time driver in the Busch Series however, valuable experience is something that he is still working to gain.
In order to accelerate the learning process, officials of RWI Racing announced today that former Busch Series winner and popular television analyst Kenny Wallace, will serve as the team's chief spotter and driver coach to his nephew Steve Wallace, for the remaining 2007 Busch Series events that serve as companion races to the NEXTEL Cup Series. The elder Wallace drives the No. 78 Furniture Row machine in the NEXTEL Cup Series and also hosts a popular pre-race cable television program broadcast from those events.
In his ten full seasons in the NASCAR Busch Series, Kenny Wallace set the bar for consistency. He finished nine of those ten seasons ranked among the top-ten in the Busch Series points standings and never finished worse than 11th. It is this remarkable consistency that he hopes to add to his teenage nephew's already-potent arsenal. Noted Kenny, "Steve is incredibly fast; there's no doubt in my mind that he's going to be one of the best out there. We're a lot alike and we really get along. I totally think that having another racer on the radio with Steve is going to help him a ton and I'm excited about the chance to help him earn his first Busch Series win."
The younger Wallace was equally excited about the opportunity to work with his uncle, stating, "My uncle Kenny and I like to have fun together, but we're both really serious about racing. He has gotten the job done for a long time in the Busch Series and knows better than almost anyone what it takes to get good finishes in these races. I'm really excited about having him on the radio with me for the rest of the year and can't wait to see how we do together."