About the ...
About the #22 AutoZone Ford Taurus Driver, Kenny Wallace . . .
. Currently sixth in the NASCAR Busch Series driver points standings, 74 points behind 5th place Denny Hamlin, entering this weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway
. Texas marks the tenth race with sponsorship from AutoZone; the announcement came the day of The Wallace Family Tribute 250 presented by Shop 'n Save at Gateway International Raceway, just outside of Wallace's hometown of St. Louis
. Wallace has earned 11 top-10 finishes in 2005, including three, second- place finishes: two at Nashville Superspeedway and one at Darlington Raceway
. Wallace has 5 career NBS starts at Texas; best start (19th), best finish (9th) in April 2005
. AutoZone recently launched their new racing website www.AutoZoneRacing.com
Wallace's thoughts on Texas Motor Speedway . . .
"I am very excited to get back to Texas. The whole place has such a big atmosphere and we always get the opportunity to do fun things while we're in town. I'm looking forward to introducing the Los Lonely Boys at the concert that Texas Motor Speedway is having on Wednesday night at the track. The AutoZone team has prepared my favorite car for this weekend. It is the same car that we finished second with at Nashville twice this season. That particular car just seems to unload fast, qualifying strong, and race very competitive, so hopefully we can improve on our 9th place finish from the spring and put the #22 AutoZone Ford in Victory Lane where it belongs. The AutoZone team has been struggling a little bit over the past few months and we have really been working hard to finish the last three races of the season strong. I still think we can get AutoZone their first win this season, and hopefully pass #20 Denny Hamlin for fifth in the point's standings."