BUSCH: Talladega: Kenny Wallace preview

WALLACE 'READY TO GO RACING' IN TALLADEGA Stacker 2 Racing driver Kenny Wallace will have a busy weekend in Talladega, and that is just the way he likes it. After qualifying the Stacker 2 Ford on Thursday for the Aaron's 312, Wallace will ...

WALLACE 'READY TO GO RACING' IN TALLADEGA

Stacker 2 Racing driver Kenny Wallace will have a busy weekend in Talladega, and that is just the way he likes it. After qualifying the Stacker 2 Ford on Thursday for the Aaron's 312, Wallace will climb into the Aaron's Dream Machine on Friday to qualify for Sunday's Aaron's 499. When he is not racing at the Superspeedway, Wallace can be found on Friday and Saturday night racing his dirt car, "The Hermanator," at the Talladega Short Track. Wallace will be running a limited schedule in the car which also carries the Stacker 2 logo and colors. His first race of the year was last week in St. Louis where he finished 13th.

KENNY WALLACE IN THE POINTS

Wallace is currently fourth in drivers' points, 330 points behind leader Carl Edwards. He is 141 points out of third place which is currently held by Clint Bowyer. This is the second week in a row Wallace has been fourth. He maintains an 18-point lead over defending champion Martin Truex Jr., who is currently fifth. Owner Greg Pollex dropped one spot to seventh in owners' points.

KENNY WALLACE AT TALLADEGA...

Wallace has always been successful at restrictor plate races, and his success at Talladega is proof. In eight starts he has finished in the top-10 four times and has posted one top-five. The last time Wallace finished outside of the top-10 in Talladega was April 15, 2000, when he finished 11th. He has completed 85% of the laps and won close to $120,000 at the Superspeedway. ppc Racing has also enjoyed success at Talladega. In nine starts they have three top-five finishes, four top-10s as well as winning the race in 2002 with driver Jason Keller.

KENNY WALLACE ON TALLADEGA...

"I'm really looking forward to Talladega. It looks like we are going to have a new Ford cylinder head that we didn't have in Daytona. I think that is going to help us a lot.

"I am looking forward to going, it's more like a vacation, there's not a whole lot that goes on except fast cars all weekend.

"It's a fun weekend. It gets back to the way I like it: Busch, Cup and Dirt. That's a lot of racing and that makes for an exciting week. We will be down there Wednesday night. Maybe this is the last week where we will leave the house on Wednesday."

On the St. Louis Cardinals...

"Doing good, I am excited about my Cardinals. Still in first place, they are winning. Right now I just need some more time to get over the disappointment of Phoenix. I am hurting more than I look. It just kills me. We'll fight back and contend for a win in Talladega."

Crew chief Wes Ward...

"We are taking the same car we took to Daytona so I think we have a good opportunity to go and win the race. We had a good car in Daytona, but we blew a tire. We were in the lead pack all day long. I expect us to be able to run the same way in Talladega. I am looking forward to going."

THE STREAK GOES ON...

Wallace currently holds the longest streak for consecutive Busch Series races without posting a DNF. He has been running at the end of the past 24 races. His last DNF was July 10, 2004, at Chicagoland Speedway, where he encountered engine problems. Since the streak started, Wallace has completed 3,032 laps of a possible 3,051 (99%). Wallace still has some work to do before breaking the record of 74 held by Ron Hornaday.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Kenny Wallace , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer