BUSCH: Nashville II: Kenny Wallace preview

WALLACE HOPES TO END BUSY WEEK WITH VICTORY With summer rapidly approaching, Kenny Wallace is wasting no time filling his schedule, and this week is certainly proof of that. After relocating his family to St. Louis for the month of June, Wallace...

WALLACE HOPES TO END BUSY WEEK WITH VICTORY

With summer rapidly approaching, Kenny Wallace is wasting no time filling his schedule, and this week is certainly proof of that. After relocating his family to St. Louis for the month of June, Wallace will be busy taking part in his favorite hobbies before returning to Nashville Superspeedway, the site where he scored his first top-five since 2002. On Wednesday, Wallace will be traveling to historic Eldora Speedway to take part in the "Nextel Prelude to a Dream." Wallace will be racing for bragging rights among some of Cup's best drivers. On Thursday, Wallace will be playing golf for an athlete from his favorite baseball team, The St. Louis Cardinals. He will be playing in the Albert Pujols Charity Golf Tournament against other celebrities to raise funds and awareness for the Pujols Family Foundation. On Friday, Wallace will travel to Nashville, where he hopes to finish one spot higher than last time.

KENNY WALLACE AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY

Kenny Wallace and ppc Racing have both experienced varying success at Nashville Superspeedway. In six starts, Wallace has posted two top-10s and one top-five. His best finish was second and occurred earlier this year. Wallace has been running at the end of every race except his first race in 2001, when he had engine problems. In 13 starts, ppc Racing has started in the top-10 11 times, won twice, posted six top-fives and seven top-10s.

KENNY WALLACE IN THE POINTS

Kenny's ninth-place finish in Dover enabled him to climb to fifth in the standings. Wallace is holding onto fifth by two points over Ashton Lewis Jr. Wallace is now 90 points short of his highest ranking of the year (fourth) and 230 points out of the lead. Wallace has been closing the gap on leader Carl Edwards. Two weeks ago he was 372 points out of the lead. Owner Greg Pollex moved up one spot to seventh.

QUOTING KENNY WALLACE

On Nashville...

"Going back to Nashville where we finished second. We would like to be a little quicker this time but it is going to be tough to beat Reed Sorenson. We would like to win this time.

"Looking forward to having a good week but most of all just looking forward to going to Nashville and running as well as we did last time."

Upcoming week...

"On Wednesday I am going to Eldora to race Tony Stewart's "Nextel Prelude to the Dream." About 12 drivers are going up there to race such as Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Kenny Schrader. We are going to raise money for the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

"I have a busy week. I am going to St. Louis, where I am going to live this month. I am going to golf with Albert Pujols on Thursday for charity. I am real excited about that. "

-s2r-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Kenny Wallace , Carl Edwards