BUSCH: Nashville II: Steve Wallace preview

THE LOWDOWN THE STORY: Steve Wallace and the HomeLife Communities band head to the Music City this week following a top- 15 finish in the first 2007 event at the concrete track. The team has high hopes for this weekend's race; after their...

THE LOWDOWN

THE STORY: Steve Wallace and the HomeLife Communities band head to the Music City this week following a top- 15 finish in the first 2007 event at the concrete track. The team has high hopes for this weekend's race; after their previous performances at Nashville, they have this race "circled" as one in which Steve could very well pick up his first career top-ten finish in the Busch Series.

THE MACHINE: Steve Wallace is looking to strum his way into Victory Lane from behind the wheel of RWI-022. The "22 car" has three starts thus far in 2007, at Las Vegas, Texas and Charlotte. Arguably the car's strongest run came at Texas, where Wallace ran in the top-ten until an accident eliminated him from contention.

THE MAN AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY: Nashville has proven to be a bright spot in Steve Wallace's young career. His first start on the Tennessee concrete came in last spring's ARCA RE/MAX Series event, where he started from the pole and challenged for the win late in the race, before being bitten by a mechanical failure which relegated him to a top-ten finish. The same afternoon, Wallace strapped into his Busch Series car for another 300 miles, in which he showed veteran ability in starting 35th and finishing 12th, on the lead lap. In the fall event, Steve showed that he was a force with which to be reckoned, starting 28th and climbing as high as sixth, before a late- race exhaust failure robbed the rookie of what may have been his first top-five in the Busch Series. In the first 2007 event at Nashville, Wallace ran as high as sixth before mechanical issues relegated him to a 14th place finish.

STEVE WALLACE, DRIVER, NO.66 HOMELIFE COMMUNITIES RWI RACING DODGE CHARGER: "Nashville has been one of our best tracks recently and is one that I enjoy. We had two great runs there in 2006 and could have gotten a top five in this race last year, but had an exhaust failure right at the end of the race. In the first race here this year, we had some different mechanical issues to work through and I think that we've been able to do that. The car we're racing this weekend was really fast in Texas, so if everything goes right, there's no reason that we can't come out of Nashville with a top-five or top-ten finish. I'm excited about seeing what happens and ready to give HomeLife Communities a good show on Saturday night."

-credit: rwi

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Steve Wallace