BUSCH: Milwaukee: Kenny Wallace preview

WALLACE LOOKS TO END JUNE WITH STRONG FINISH June has proven to be a very good month for Kenny Wallace and the Stacker 2 Racing team. Since finishing ninth in Charlotte at the end of May, Wallace has not slowed down. He relocated his family to...

WALLACE LOOKS TO END JUNE WITH STRONG FINISH

June has proven to be a very good month for Kenny Wallace and the Stacker 2 Racing team. Since finishing ninth in Charlotte at the end of May, Wallace has not slowed down. He relocated his family to St. Louis, Mo., for the month of June and the change in scenery appears to be beneficial. During June, Wallace has had a runner-up finish, two top-10s and has not finished out of the top-15. This allowed Wallace to finish every lap for the month and make the championship obtainable. Wallace also had a good month away from NASCAR. He was able to win at Eldora, was featured on three of four episodes of NASCAR Drivers 360, and will be crowned champion of the Mobil High-Endurance Charity Poker Challenge Thursday night on Speed TV. Wallace is hoping the month will end on a high note as he will be looking for a win this Saturday at The Milwaukee Mile.

KENNY WALLACE AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE

This weekend will mark Kenny's seventh start at the infamous "Milwaukee Mile." During that time, Wallace has two top-five finishes and has been running at the end of every race. He has also completed 99% of the laps. Wallace has started in the top-10 twice. ppc Racing has been very successful at the race track. In 10 starts the team has two wins, six top-fives and eight top-10s. In 2000, ppc won from the pole after leading 210 of 250 laps. The team has also started in the top-10 in all but two races.

KENNY WALLACE IN THE POINTS

Wallace's 14th-place finish was good enough to keep him fifth in points. However, Wallace did lose some ground to the leaders. Last week he was 156 points out of first, this week he fell to 195 back. Wallace was able to increase his lead over sixth place. He now holds on to fifth by 109 points. This time last year, Wallace was 12th and 622 points out of the lead. Owner Greg Pollex remains sixth in owners' points.

QUOTING KENNY WALLACE

On Milwaukee...

"Milwaukee is a special place for me because my brother Rusty used to win USAC races up there and we also used to run a lot of ASA races there.

"Milwaukee is the home of my wife's family, so we will go to Wisconsin Dells after the race for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The track has a lot of heritage. We haven't run good up there in a few years. I am a little nervous. We are taking a new car that we haven't tested. We'll see what happens. I am confident we will be competitive.

"When we first started racing, Wisconsin was the biggest racing state in the U.S. You could easily race Tuesday through Sunday and only take off on Monday. Every time I go, I think of it as going to the biggest racing state in the U.S. It's exciting."

On first half of season...

"Short of winning, I am real happy with my team. It's a first class team, my pit stops are awesome. We just have to get a little more consistent. One week we will be competitive and the next week finishing 14th. I think my team deserves an "A," because they took a brand new driver with a brand new situation and we are 195 points out of the lead and have had three runner-up finishes.

TUNE IN

-Thursday, June 23 -- Mobil High-Endurance Charity Poker Challenge featuring Kenny Wallace on Speed Channel at 9 p.m. (EDT) This will be the championship round.

- Friday, June 24 -- NASCAR Drivers 360 featuring Kenny Wallace on FX Television Network at 10 p.m. (EDT)

-s2r-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kenny Wallace