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Steve Wallace (NASCAR)



Stephen Wallace
Born: August 18 1987 (1987-08-18) (age 25)
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Awards: 2004 Snowball Derby Winner

2004 UARA Rookie of the Year

NASCAR Nationwide Series Statistics
Car #, Team #66 - Rusty Wallace, Inc.
2006 NNS Position: 36th
Best NNS Position: 36th - 2006 (Busch Series)
First Race: 2005 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Wins Top Tens Poles
0 0 2
All stats current as of March 24, 2007.

Steve Wallace (born August 18, 1987) is a NASCAR race car driver. Steve lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and drives the #66 Dodge Busch Series car for Rusty Wallace, Inc., which is owned by his father. Steve is the nephew of NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace and Mike Wallace.

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Early racing

Between 1998 and 2002, Wallace became one of the most successful drivers in INEX Bandolero history, as he captured multiple series championships. Steve raced in Legends cars and late model racecars near his hometown of Mooresville, North Carolina. He won both the Summer Shootout (twice) and Winter Shootout (once) at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He also won multiple championships at Concord Motor Speedway. In December 2004, at the age of 17, he won one of the biggest short track races in the country, the Snowball Derby, in Pensacola, Florida, a race Rusty and Kenny both entered, but failed to win in their careers. Steve was also the 2004 UARA Rookie of The Year. He won the first ever late model race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

In 2005, he ran nearly the entire season in USAR Hooters Pro Cup competition. He finished with 3 Top 10 finishes and qualified for the post-season championship series. A day after Steve turned 18, he became the youngest winner at a Michigan International Speedway event in an ARCA race while driving a Penske Racing Dodge sponsored by Kodak. He raced in ARCA with several other teams that season. He also finished 15th in his first NASCAR Busch Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park (after starting 11th). Steve became part of the Dodge factory driver development program.

NASCAR Busch Series Career

Wallace raced 17 races in the Top-Flite #64 Dodge Busch Series car in 2006 (sharing with Jamie McMurray), as well as six ARCA series races in a Penske Racing car. Wallace won ARCA races at Michigan International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway, and had a best finish of 11th in the Busch Series.

For the 2007 Busch Series Season he will race full-time. He won his first career pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Steve Wallace won his second pole on June 9th, 2007 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Personal life

He is the youngest son of Rusty Wallace. He also enjoys building race cars, fishing, boating, and golfing when not racing.

On the night of the July 29th Wallace was involved in an attempted mugging outside an Indianapolis convience store. At least three men approached him and attempted to steal his watch. Wallace escaped with only minor cuts and bruises and one man has been arrested as of July 31.

Wallace has been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome.[1]

References

  1. ^ Q&A: Kenny Wallace/Steve Wallace. NASCAR press release (July 26, 2006). Retrieved on December 17, 2006.
 
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