Rusty Wallace Racing press release
This Week's 5 Hour Energy Toyota ... Steve Wallace will pilot Rusty Wallace Racing chassis RWR-064 in Friday evening's Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. Built new for the 2011 season, this Toyota Camry has raced seven times, with a best finish of eighth coming at Iowa Speedway in August. Most recently, Wallace raced this chassis to a 20th-place finish at Dover International Speedway two races ago.
Four to Go ... With 30 races of the 2011 season in the record books, Wallace has accumulated two top-five, five top 10 and 14 top-15 finishes, an average starting position of 13.4 and an average finish of 16.1. Wallace has completed 98.1 percent of the laps contested (5,492 of 5,597) thus far. Get to the Points ... Wallace continues to maintain the eighth position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings. With just four races remaining in the 2011 season, Wallace trails seventh-place driver Kenny Wallace by 27 markers, and holds a one-point advantage over ninth-place contender Brian Scott.
Cast Your Vote ... Voting has begun for the Most Popular Driver of the Year award in the Nationwide Series. Fans are encouraged to log onto NASCAR.com to vote for their favorite driver from the series once per day until voting ends on Thursday, November 17.
"I enjoy racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It's great to race at home. We can all sleep in our own beds. I don't really let myself get too worked up over it, but there is a little more pressure to racing at Charlotte because you've got not only your friends and family, but the friends and family of all the crew members too. Charlotte is a track where anything can happen. It's very temperature sensitive, and it can really change the handling characteristics of the car over the course of the night." - Steve Wallace on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway