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Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC (RWR), formerly known as Rusty Wallace, Inc. (RWI) was a NASCAR racing team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, near Charlotte. Owned by former NASCAR Winston Cup champion and commentator Rusty Wallace, the team competed primarily in the Xfinity Series (formerly the Busch and Nationwide Series) with Wallace's younger brother Kenny Wallace and son Steve Wallace.

On January 6, 2012, Rusty Wallace that the team would go on a temporary hiatus after being unable to find sponsorship. The team returned to the Nationwide Series with Steven Wallace in 2012 at Richmond for a single race. The team made its final Nationwide Series start in 2013 with Steve Wallace behind the wheel.

Rusty Wallace Racing continues to operate, fielding super late models for Steve Wallace in the CARS series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Team history

RWI was founded in 1984 as Rusty Wallace's marketing firm. It began fielding racecars in 1985, with Wallace driving the No. 66 Oldsmobile. He won a pole in his first race at Daytona International Speedway, and ran three more races that season, which included two consecutive top-fives. He ran three races in 1986 and 1988, and had four top-tens with sponsorship from Alugard and Kodiak.

Beginning with the 1989 season, Wallace began fielding the No. 36 Cox Treated Lumber Pontiac for his youngest brother Kenny. He would win three poles and had sixteen top-ten finishes, and was named Rookie of the Year in addition to his sixth-place points finish. After a winless 1990, he earned his first career victory at Volusia County Speedway, followed by another win later in the year at New Hampshire International Speedway, allowing him to finish a career-best 2nd in points. In 1992, Dirt Devil became the team's new sponsor, and Wallace had just one win and fell to sixth in points. After Kenny's promotion to the Winston Cup series, the team shut down.

RWI returned to competition in 2004, operating as many as three teams out of its headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina. Following the 2011 season, the team ceased operations due to lack of sponsorship to run competitively, laying off many employees and selling half of its equipment. The downsized team returned part-time for 2012 and 2013, with equipment purchased from Roush Fenway Racing.

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Rusty Wallace Racing

NASCAR racing team

Rusty Wallace Racing logo.png
Owner(s)Rusty Wallace
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesNationwide Series
Race driversKenny Wallace
Steve Wallace
Jamie McMurray
Jeremy Clements
T. J. Bell
David Stremme
Brendan Gaughan
Michael Annett
SponsorsDuraflame, Bell Helicopter, Aspen Dental, Jimmy Johns, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Pilot Flying J, LoanMax, 5-hour Energy, US Fidelis, HomeLife Communities / Atreus Homes, Avis, Flatout Flatbread, Top-Flite Golf, Miller High Life, Oakley
ManufacturerToyota, Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet
Opened1985[1] (re-opened 2004)[2]
Closed2013
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories4[1]
Pole positions12[1]

Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC (RWR), formerly known as Rusty Wallace, Inc. (RWI) was a NASCAR racing team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, near Charlotte. Owned by former NASCAR Winston Cup champion and commentator Rusty Wallace, the team competed primarily in the Xfinity Series (formerly the Busch and Nationwide Series) with Wallace's younger brother Kenny Wallace and son Steve Wallace.[1][2]

On January 6, 2012, Rusty Wallace that the team would go on a temporary hiatus after being unable to find sponsorship.[3] The team returned to the Nationwide Series with Steven Wallace in 2012 at Richmond for a single race. The team made its final Nationwide Series start in 2013 with Steve Wallace behind the wheel.[1][4][5]

Rusty Wallace Racing continues to operate, fielding super late models for Steve Wallace in the CARS series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.[6][7]

Team history[edit]

RWI was founded in 1984 as Rusty Wallace's marketing firm. It began fielding racecars in 1985,[1] with Wallace driving the No. 66 Oldsmobile. He won a pole in his first race at Daytona International Speedway, and ran three more races that season, which included two consecutive top-fives. He ran three races in 1986 and 1988, and had four top-tens with sponsorship from Alugard and Kodiak.

Beginning with the 1989 season, Wallace began fielding the No. 36 Cox Treated LumberPontiac for his youngest brother Kenny.[2] He would win three poles and had sixteen top-ten finishes, and was named Rookie of the Year in addition to his sixth-place points finish.[2] After a winless 1990, he earned his first career victory at Volusia County Speedway, followed by another win later in the year at New Hampshire International Speedway, allowing him to finish a career-best 2nd in points.[2] In 1992, Dirt Devil became the team's new sponsor, and Wallace had just one win and fell to sixth in points. After Kenny's promotion to the Winston Cup series, the team shut down.

RWI returned to competition in 2004, operating as many as three teams out of its headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina.[2] Following the 2011 season, the team ceased operations due to lack of sponsorship to run competitively, laying off many employees and selling half of its equipment.[3][4] The downsized team returned part-time for 2012 and 2013, with equipment purchased from Roush Fenway Racing.[1][4]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Car No. 62 history[edit]

The No. 62 debuted in 2006 as the No. 61 Dodge. It was driven by Steve Wallace, Rusty's youngest son, at Dover International Speedway and finished 21st. It ran another race at Phoenix with Wallace finishing 16th. The renumbered 64 ran only one race in 2007, with Chase Austin finishing 41st at Memphis Motorsports Park.

The team would run full-time in 2008 with the ride originally to be shared between Austin, Penske Racing test driver David Stremme, and road racer Max Papis, but Stremme's consistent top-10 runs put him in the seat full-time, with the exception of road courses, with 5 top-fives and 16 top-10s leading to an 11th-place points finish for him. Atreus Homes and Communities began the season as the sponsor, but soon left. Penske sponsors AVIS and Penske Trucking, and Loan Star Title Loans shared the sponsorship duties for the rest of the season. Stremme's return to the Sprint Cup Series left the seat open, and former Truck Series driver Brendan Gaughan drove the renumbered 62 in 2009 with sponsorship from South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, before U.S. Fidelis and 5-hour Energy came over to share sponsorship with the No. 66.

Michael Annett, along with sponsor Pilot Flying J, drove the car in 2011, with Gaughan returning to the Camping World Truck Series with Germain Racing. After an arrest for a DUI prior to Daytona, Annett rebounded and finished 9th in points. Following the shutdown of RWR, Annett was released and moved to Richard Petty Motorsports, while the No. 62 team's owners points were given to JD Motorsports.[3]

Car No. 64 history[edit]

The No. 64 made a return in 2011 with David Reutimann running 5 races and Jason Bowles driving the car at Michigan, Road America and Watkins Glen.

Car No. 66 history[edit]

RWI returned to competition in 2004 with late model racer Billy Parker (son of Hank Parker and brother of Hank Parker, Jr.) as the driver of the No. 66 Dodge Intrepid in NASCAR's Busch Series, with primary sponsor Duraflame. Parker was scheduled to drive in 17 races,[2][8] but after finishing only 4 of 8 races he was released.[9] He was replaced by Jamie McMurray, who won the team's first pole on New Hampshire and later won the team's first race at Darlington Raceway. Rusty Wallace drove in two races as well, finishing in the top-ten both times.[1][9]

In 2005, RWI ran a full 35 race schedule in the NASCAR Busch Series. At the request of Duraflame, who switched to sponsor a Brewco Motorsports entry,[10] RWI's 66 was renumbered No. 64. McMurray shared driving duties with Wallace's former Penske Racing South teammate Jeremy Mayfield, Bill Elliott, and Wallace. Miller High Life Light and Top-Flite Golf shared sponsorship. The next season, McMurray and Steve Wallace split driver duties in the No. 64 Dodge Charger. Top-Flite Golf remained the primary sponsor during McMurray's 20 races, while the Jackson Roscoe Foundation was primary sponsor for most of Wallace's 17 races.

No. 66 in 2011 driven by Steve Wallace

In 2007, Steve Wallace was named the full-time driver of the newly renumbered 66, with Homelife Communities becoming a primary sponsor. Wallace won two poles but finished 19th in points. Reed Sorenson drove the 66 in one race as well. Atreus Homes and Jimmy John's sponsored Wallace in 2008, who had seven top-ten finishes. US Fidelis and 5-Hour Energy sponsored Wallace's full-time run in 2009, with one top five and nine top tens with a respectable 7th-place points finish.[1] After US Fidelis ran into financial trouble, 5-Hour Energy sponsored the team in 2010 and 2011, finishing 10th in points in both seasons respectively.[1] After 5-hour Energy left RWR to sponsor Clint Bowyer at Michael Waltrip Racing in the Cup Series, team owner Rusty Wallace was forced to suspend the Nationwide Series operations and handed the No. 66 owners points to MAKE Motorsports.[4][5]

In 2012, the team ran a single race with Steve Wallace in No. 4 LoanMaxFord Mustang at the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond, using the owners points of Jay Robinson Racing. Wallace started and finished in 11th place.[1] For 2013, RWR and Wallace planned to run 10 to 15 races with sponsorship from Richard Tocado Companies, and equipment purchased from Roush Fenway Racing.[1][4][5] The team ended up only running one race, the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with the Steven Wallace driving the No. 66. Wallace started 40th and finished 25th.[4][5]

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

In 2011, Rusty Wallace Racing acquired the owner's points of the No. 77 Penske Racing team, guaranteeing Steve Wallace a start in the 2011 Daytona 500. Wallace drove the No. 77 car, which was sponsored by 5-hour Energy, to a 20th-place finish.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ abcdefghijklmPearce, Al (January 28, 2013). "Rusty Wallace's son to drive limited Nationwide schedule in 2013". autoweek.com. Autoweek. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ abcdefg"Duraflame And Wallace To Light Up 2004". mrn.com. Dover, Delaware: Motor Racing Network. September 20, 2003. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ abcGluck, Jeff (January 6, 2012). "Rusty Wallace Racing Shuts Down NASCAR Teams For 2012 Season". sbnation.com. SB Nation. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  4. ^ abcdefWilliams, Deb (May 24, 2013). "Forced Time Off Gave Steve Wallace New Perspective". RacinToday.com. Concord, North Carolina: RacinToday.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ abcdCaraviello, David (February 9, 2013). "Revived RWR Learned Lessons From Shutdown". NASCAR. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  6. ^Christley, Jason (February 19, 2015). "Wallace Emerges From Long Night With Win: Fends Off Field To Win Super Late Model Finale At New Smyrna". hometracks.nascar.com. New Smyrna, Florida: NASCAR. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^"JET Partners with Rusty Wallace Racing". jettools.com. Indianapolis, Indiana: Jet Tools. December 11, 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  8. ^Kentucky Speedway (November 7, 2003). "BUSCH: Parker, Musgrave kentucky test". motorsport.com. motorsport.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  9. ^ abRusty Wallace, Inc. (July 22, 2004). "BUSCH: RWI Racing driver changes announced". motorsport.com. Mooresville, North Carolina: motorsport.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  10. ^NASCAR (January 22, 2005). "BUSCH: Preseason Test: Day one report". motorsport.com. Daytona Beach, Florida: motorsport.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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NASCAR Cup Series All Star race results


YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1990261 of 29000031502,5508128.026.00010
1991275 of 2900001544158,3254427.027.23000
1992280 of 290000000   0010
19932930 of 30003088061330,3252328.122.324200
19943012 of 31013044264235,0054013.815.811200
19953111 of 31000031270151,7004227.327.78090
19963230 of 31002084157457,6652820.024.621310
19973331 of 32002283330939,0013323.828.020510
19983431 of 3300707076571,019,8613123.426.618820
19993534 of 3403508805561,416,2082219.823.327800
20003634 of 3401108900171,723,9662621.926.428700
20013724 of 36012173341041,507,9223925.326.318440
20023821 of 360010574241,379,8033923.324.919400
20033936 of 3600101033902,480,4923027.826.033900
2004405 of 36000011300366,1555031.430.03140
2005415 of 36000013650632,0845229.827.64141
20064217 of 360000515111,386,8184334.834.2141140
20074315 of 360000426831,411,8284629.330.9123120
2008442 of 3600003313354,4936115.527.51102
2012480 of 360000000   0010
2013490 of 360000000   0000
21 years344062739540725815,854,201 24.525.926459543



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1988241 of 30000014906507426.011.010  
19892529 of 2904163543921888,423610.812.1279  
19902631 of 31041415933131112,781711.813.92712  
19912731 of 312111716549745274,50628.811.02713  
19922831 of 31171525964238166,167611.312.8231400
19943028 of 283111515562865307,01749.013.9221500
19953115 of 2615702504205126,2452716.415.411700
19963210 of 261340178030181,2654112.616.17520
1997331 of 30000024804,9509927.026.01020
19993518 of 32028038074218,4822319.415.117920
20003615 of 32028025973280,4803018.115.1131010
20013733 of 3317132588420821,6651012.917.0271700
20023834 of 340213064448882,800716.714.9331600
2003391 of 340010200022,4251557.010.01100
20044034 of 34001006177158952,076914.717.2302110
20054135 of 35051106439241,275,584718.716.5342100
20064235 of 3500406689181,122,3501120.020.0331800
2007432 of 350000247055,51011426.030.01100
20084434 of 35011060286997,9811628.123.1301010
20094535 of 3500206332191,160,6401128.620.8321400
20104635 of 35000061903936,3161934.924.032600
20114734 of 3401110620391,060,751716.115.8301800
20124814 of 33013022094383,8272214.618.79700
2013497 of 33000015220108,1903813.921.96300
2014501 of 330000249015,3256519.019.01000
2015513 of 330000588076,1635123.025.32100
26 years54796617310101933297911,532,569 17.616.947724890



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1995313 of 200120424210,2754419.39.033  
1996326 of 240120974028,0503414.314.75500
2007431 of 250000160010,2508311.013.01100
2008441 of 25000015008,5858623.022.01100
2013492 of 220000302024,930 13.018.52100
5 years1302402010282,090 15.714.4121100



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
2003391 of 12000019900 17.018.01000
1 year1000019900 17.018.01000



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1997331 of 14011112518,100561.05.01100
1 year1011112518,100 1.05.01100



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1992281 of 200000290121,6007422.034.00000
1 year10000290121,600 22.034.00000



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1992281 of 1800003060010015.017.00000
1994301 of 21000010500 32.032.00000
1995312 of 21000056200 17.024.51000
2001371 of 16011025005,4256116.02.01100
2002381 of 131110250209,775498.01.01100
5 years6122013692015,700 17.616.83200



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1999352 of 16011050000389.58.52200
2000361 of 160010203330665.08.01100
2001372 of 1801104301460395.011.01100
3 years5023011331790 6.89.44400



YearAgeRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
1999351 of 2001113001100 1.04.01100
1 year101113001100 1.04.01100



YearAgeRacesWinPodiumPoleLapsLedEarningsRankAvStAvFnRAFLLFDNQWD
2011471 of 1200065900706.08.010  
1 year100065900 6.08.01000



DNQ data may be incomplete or missing for some seasons.


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RaceCarsStFin#Sponsor / OwnerCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1990 Winston Open30241799Hope Motorsports   (Randy Hope)Pontiac133/1343,500running0
1991 The Winston20171742Mello Yello / Uniden   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac69/7018,000running0
1993 Winston Open33172240Dirt Devil   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac50/502,300running0
1996 Winston Select Open36131181Square D / TIC   (Fil Martocci)Ford50/506,100running0
1997 Winston Open31232381Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford50/502,200running0
1998 Winston Open30191581Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford50/5010,296running0
1998 No Bull 25 Race #115 41081Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford25/252,200running0
1999 Winston Open3020955Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50/5010,960running0
1999 No Bull 25 Race #215 81055Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet25/253,037running0
2000 No Bull 25 Race #113 6655Square D / Cooper Lighting   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet25/253,846running0
2000 Winston Open26111255Square D / Cooper Lighting   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet30/300running0
2000 No Bull Sprint23122355Square D / Cooper Lighting   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet3/1610,9720
2001 Winston Open30141927GEICO   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac30/300running0
2001 No Bull Sprint26121927GEICO   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac16/1614,162running0
2003 Winston Open27 5723Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge30/3032,388running5
2006 Nextel Open29151878Furniture Row   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet30/3030,535running0
2007 Nextel Open32211878Furniture Row   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet40/4029,369running0
2007 Nextel All-Star Challenge21211678Furniture Row   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet80/8083,985running0



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RaceCarsStFin#Sponsor / OwnerCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1993 Gatorade Twin 125 Qualifier #227171240Dirt Devil   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac50/503,950running0
1995 Gatorade Twin 125 #132202581TIC Financial   (Fil Martocci)Ford50/502,350running0
1996 Gatorade Twin 125 #126 62481Square D / T.I.C.   (Fil Martocci)Ford45/503,3900
1997 Gatorade 125 #226 91781Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford50/508,339running0
1998 Gatorade 125 #228171681Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford50/5010,305running0
1999 Gatorade 125 #130 82955Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet0/5013,8810
2000 Gatorade 125 #128212355Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50/5015,021running0
2001 Gatorade 125 #126181127Eel River Racing   (Jack Birmingham)Pontiac50/500running0
2002 Gatorade 125 #226 991Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50/5021,359running0
2003 Gatorade 125 #125141123Stacker 2   (Bill Davis)Dodge50/5022,145running0
2005 Gatorade Duel 150 #129221000Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet60/6021,638running0
2006 Gatorade Duel 150 #229261478Furniture Row   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet64/6420,133running0
2007 Gatorade Duel 150 #131231778Furniture Row   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet63/6319,425running0
2008 Gatorade Duel 150 #12711887Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet60/6022,470running0
2012 Gatorade Duel 150 #224132109American Ethanol   (Robby Benton)Toyota57/6024,838running0



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nationality American

Racing career summary

Races entered6
Wins2
Podiums2
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage33.3%
Podium percentage33.3%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1990Racing3 races2 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Don Wallace

1990 IMSA GTU Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0JVR Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Fiero

1990 IMSA Firestone Firehawk

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
222??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro (GS)5.0L V8 NAFirestone

1989 IMSA Firestone Firehawk

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird (GS)5.0L V8 NAFirestone

1985 IMSA GTU Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Championship Motorsports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mazda RX-7
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Pontiac wallace racing

Russell William "Rusty" Wallace, Jr (born August 14, 1956, in Fenton, Missouri) is a former American Stock car driver, 1989 NASCARSprint Cup champion, team owner of Rusty Wallace Racing, and ESPN Broadcaster. Wallace had his first live broadcast of the Indy 500 on May 28th, 2006.

Early racing career[]

In the late '70s prior to joining the NASCAR circuit, Wallace made a name for himself racing around the Midwest winning a pair of local track championships. Rusty won more than 200 short track races. In 1979 he won United States Auto Club's (USAC) Rookie of the Year honors while competing against the likes of A.J. Foyt and other racing legends. In 1983 he won the American Speed Association (ASA) championship while competing against some of NASCAR's future stars like Mark Martin, 1992 NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki, and Dick Trickle.

NASCAR career[]

Wallace finished second in his first NASCAR race at Atlanta in 1980. Wallace joined the Winston Cup circuit full-time in 1984, winning NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors and finishing 14th in the final points standings. He raced in the #88 GatoradePontiac for Cliff Stewart.

In 1986 he switched teams to the #27 Alugard Pontiac for Raymond Beadle. Rusty's first win came on April 6, 1986, at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bristol would also eventually become the site of his 50th career NASCAR win. In 1987 reached a new sponsorship, and his early career is most remembered for his #27 Kodiak Pontiac. He dominated at short tracks and road courses.

By1989, Wallace had won the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship, beating out close friend and fierce rival Dale Earnhardt by twelve points.

In 1990, Raymond Beadle switched sponsors, to Miller Genuine Draft. That association lasted one year before Wallace took the sponsorship with him to Roger Penske/Penske Racing, and he continued in the #2 MGD Pontiac. He also won the 1991 IROC championship.

While 1992 only carried him one win, the win at the Miller 400 was satisfying; it was the first win for Rusty in a car which arguably was Rusty's best-known chassis for his career, one affectionately known as "Midnight" after the win. "Midnight" would be raced for six seasons, carrying various race wins, before being retired in 1997.

1993 was arguably his most successful season. He won 10 of the 30 races but finished second in the final points standings, 80 points behind Earnhardt. He ended the season strong, finishing in the Top-3 in all but two of the final ten races of the season (4th and 19th).

Penske switched to Ford Motor Company in 1994.

In 1997, Miller changed the team's sponsorship to Miller Lite, replacing the black and gold with a blue and white scheme.

In 2003, Penske Racing switched to Dodge, and appropriately, in 2004, Wallace won his 55th, and final, race on a short track: the 2004 spring Martinsville Speedway race. It was also the last win for the track under the ownership of the H. Clay Earles Trust; the death of Mary Weatherford (matriarch of the trust) forced the Trust to sell the track a month later.

On August 30, 2004, Wallace announced that the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season would be his last as a full-time driver. However, he may continue to run a limited schedule after the 2005 season -- as semi-retirees Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte also have done.

In 2006, Wallace returned to his Pontiac roots when he raced a Crawford-Pontiac sportscar, painted black and carrying the familiar stylized #2, also sponsored by Callaway Golf, in the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona, teamed with Danica Patrick and Allan McNish To date, Rusty had 55 NASCAR wins, which is tied for 8th on NASCAR's all-time wins list. He retired after the 2005 season with a 14.4 career average finish.

Broadcast career[]

On January 25, 2006, it was announced that Rusty will cover auto racing events for The Walt Disney Company family of networks. Despite Rusty's lack of open-wheel racing experience, his assignments will begin with the IRL and include the Indianapolis 500. He is expected to join the NASCAR broadcasting team for Disney when the company's networks return to the sport in 2007, including the prestigious Chase for the Nextel Cup.[1]

Car owner[]

He also owns and operates Rusty Wallace, Inc., which fields the #62 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota for Michael Annett and the #66 5-Hour Energy Toyota for his son Steve Wallace.

Family[]

Rusty's two brothers, Kenny and Mike, also currently race on the NASCAR circuit. Rusty and his wife Patti have three children -- Greg, Katie, and Steve and now live on a large ranch outside Charlotte, N.C.

Off the track, Wallace is an avid pilot, owning several airplanes and a helicopter.

Reference[]

  • The Unauthorized NASCAR Fan Guide 1998-99, by Bill Fleischman and Al Pearce (1999)

External links[]

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RUSTY WALLACE GOING FROM A PONTIAC TO T-BIRD HAS NASCAR'S NO. 2 DRIVER LOOKING AHEAD

With a defensive tone, he answers questions about the much-debated move to Ford.

A franchise driver for Team Pontiac since his first full NASCAR Winston Cup campaign in 1984, Rusty Wallace is frustrated by the furor caused by his decision to run a Thunderbird this season.

"How did I know you were going to ask that?" Wallace half-smiled when quizzed about abandoning General Motors after 10 wins in '93 and a 10-year relationship.

"It was strickly a business decision. There's a time when change is needed. I really felt like I had gotten all I could out of the car and that there was just no more left. People think it's crazy to make the change, but most of the reaction has been favorable.

"My mail is running 4-1 supporting the move."

Despite finishing second to a more consistent Dale Earnhardt in the final Winston Cup standings, no driver had a tighter rein on the 30-race circuit than Wallace. Along with the 10 wins, he had 19 Top 5 and 21 Top 10 finishes while winning $1.2 million plus. His name was among the leaders in races and laps in front.

The Miller Genuine Draft Pontiac Grand Prix scored four victories and three Tops 5s in the first eight races, building a 101-point lead.

At Talladega, he suffered a broken wrist in a spectacular tumbling crash. The injury, annoying mechanical problems and a series of crashes caused Wallace to lose precious Winston Cup points the next two months.

In the June race at Pocono, he blew an engine on lap four, finishing 39th and was all but out of the championship hunt. Still, Wallace won three races down the stretch, finishing second just 80 points behind Earnhardt.

"We did everything we could have done but win the title," he said. "It was still a great season ... one I'll always savor.

"Maybe this year we can run down Earnhardt."

Despite the strong close, Wallace -- a partner with legendary owner Roger Penske in Penske Racing South -- was not happy with the support provided by GM. Wallace made his Winston Cup racing debut with Penske in 1980 with a Chevy.

"I'm not unhappy with the Pontiac people. I really like them," Wallace said. "I did have some problems with the GM people ... this was partially a financial move. It was not a difficult move ... the best move for me and the best move for the team.

"We took the Pontiac bodies off. It's the same cars and suspensions ... all the stuff we won with but with Ford sheet metal and new motors. There are a lot of interchangeable parts. The systems are worked out that a lot of the components inside the engines are interchangeable. It's not a day and night thing."

The changeover first took shape last year in midseason when Wallace was having his problems and before the late charge. A Ford engine bolted into the Pontiac proved much stronger than its GM counterpart.

Following aerodynamic wind tunnel testing currently under way at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Corp. in Marietta, Ga., the 1989 Winston Cup champ will drive the T-Bird for the first time at the end of the month in Daytona. The official NASCAR season opens Feb. 20 with the Daytona 500. The non-points Busch Clash and Gatorade Twins 125s will be Feb. 13 and 17 respectively.

"Daytona is one of the reasons I feel good about the Thunderbird. I think that we'll have the horsepower and the car to run well there," he said, having never won the 500.

Wallace will also test at Penske-owned Nazareth Speedway. Because the track is not on the Winston Cup schedule, the MGD team will have unlimited access to the world's fastest mile oval.

Penske is trying to coax Wallace into racing the Meridian Advantage 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National event May 22 at Nazareth.

In the area to promote the addition of Superstation TBS to Twin County Cable, Wallace noted the importance of television to the growth of his sport. He signed autographs for an estimated crowd of 4,000 at Lehigh Valley Mall.

TBS will televise five races live this year (Richmond, March 6 and Sept. 10, Charlotte, May 29 and Oct. 9, and Pocono, July 17). Twin County subscribers, for the first time, will be able to see every Winston Cup race.

"TV has made an incredible difference for us and ESPN was probably the biggest step," he said. "It has allowed us to be seen in every large market."

The Miller Genuine Draft driver also pointed out that he draws his largest fan base from Pennsylvania. According to fan club statistics, 4,000 Pennsylvanians are in the Wallace camp.

The Keystone State ranks ahead of Virginia and even North Carolina.

Wallace's change to Ford is probably the most publicized change during a wild offseason. At last count, there are five new teams and 16 teams with driver changes. Nineteen teams have retained their primary drivers.

"We had the two deaths (Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison) and this is, unfortunately, the reason for most of the changes," Wallace said. "When you lose two people like Alan and Davey, it causes great changes."

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Our family eats, breathes, and of course races PONTIACS!

[70 Firebird][Tree][My Rail]









Johnta1 races a 1970 Formula Firebirdwith a 455SD and Turbo 400.Johnta1 also races a Pontiac powered dragsterthat has a 455 Pontiac with Ram Air IV heads and a powerglide.
Julsta1 races a 1970 Trans Am with 400 Pontiac and Turbo 400.She also races a 1993 Grand Am in powder puff races.
Jeff raced a Junior Dragster, now races a 1970 Esprit (Formula clone)



Here you can find just about anything for Pontiacs.
If you can't find it at the other web sites try mine,you'll probably find it here.
Look thru the links to the left, and also the Tech Files.












Pontiac Eulogy


Read for a commentary on the demise of the Pontiac Brand.






Check out the new MR-1 Pontiac block from Kauffman Racing!



These pics are provided by Kevin Swaney of Tin Indian Performance
Tin Indian Performance


For some more parts, try Criss Pontiac:
Criss Pontiac






Aug. 4, 2018
On Aug 4, 2018 at Summit Motor Sports Park, Jeff Kauffman reset the record with a 5.84 @ 244.29 mph
The next day they made another pass at 5.93 @ 242 MPH!
(was a lot hotter and greasier track)

Congrats, Jeff and crew!


Video of Jeff's pass





July 31, 2015
On July 31, 2015 at Summit Motor Sports Park, Jeff Kauffman sets a new record 5.98 @ 238.22 mph

Then on Aug. 3rd, Jeff Kauffman does it again, A NEW RECORD!
Jeff Kauffman lowered his ET record by running a 5.966 @ 239.40 mph!

Congrats Jeff on another awesome blast with your Pontiac powered dragster!

Congrats to Jeff Kauffman and the KRE crew for making History!



September 5, 2014:

They ran the 1st ever 5 second pass by a Pontiac powered car!



This is a long time coming!






Are you looking for the Biggest, Baddest, HUGE Pontiac Power Engine?



From Lynn McCarty of RamAirV.com :

We have completed the design for this engine at 620 inches. This will be the standard deck height most economical version. We also installed a 60MM cam for more intake valve area. We also have a specific design for valve spacing(we get much bigger numbers with the bigger bores with just a stock cylinder head). This engine will have a 2.40 intake valve with a 1.725 exhaust.


We have now available a new RAV crate motor for a reasonable price.
  • McCarty Racing exclusive design
  • 620 Cubic inches
  • RAV heads
  • 2.45 intake valve capability
  • street engine capable
  • street/strip engine capable
  • Race engine capable
  • Fuel Injection available
  • Stock height single plane intake
  • Cast intake single 4 or 2 X 4
  • traditional style "Pontiac" block
  • Forged steel traditional crank
  • Priority oiling
  • up to 60MM cam(12% additional intake valve flow)
  • stock style headers or tubular exhaust manifolds
  • Turbo or NA available
  • Intake ports matched to cubic inch size for RPM desired
  • standard valve pan arrangement
  • standard front cover arrangements
  • Stock Pontiac deck height arrangement(depends on application)
  • Very reasonable price
  • Much more economical than big bore race block.
  • CNC porting capable
  • stock intake height capable
  • Kick Chevrolet, Ford, and Mopar butt capable.
  • Some engines require special additions.

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NEW!

Try Hammertime Racing for your Pontiac Parts and Power!






Here are two new Firebird books coming out!

NEW!




NEW!Automotive Math Excel Sheets by OMT (Jim Taylor)



NEW!Excel Gear Ratio Sheet by Kevin McCloskey











Check out my new Pontiac Engine Searchpage.Just input the engine code number and it will find it for you.Or search by year,CID,head code,HP rating,trans,carb number.
Check out my new Pontiac Axle Searchpage.Just input the axle code number and it will find it for you. Or search by model or year.
Check out my new Pontiac Intake Manifold Searchpage.Just input the intake casting number and it will find it for you.Or search by year,type of manifold,or material of manifold.
I've added a Pontiac picturespage.Let me know if you would like to have yours added.
I've also added a Pontiac Adspage.






Having problems with your Pontiac overheating?
Look at my new page on modifying the water pump for better cooling.
This was suggested by George Kujanski on PY boards.
Water Pump Mods






Try my new Dealer Zone Input Form:
Dealer Code Input Form

My New Dealer Zone/Code Search:
Dealer Number and Zone Codes Search

My new Pontiac Starter Numbers:
Pontiac Starter Numbers





NEW!

MR-1 Heads Up Class Race at Pontiac Tri-Power Nationals


Coming Aug 3-4-5, 2018 !
Calc Engine Size For MR-1 Heads Up Race





From Wally Becker:
Kevin Swaney built the engine in my 70 judge street car and I race it a few times a year.
The build is 7 years old now and about 16000 street miles.
3880 lbs. street radials, [email protected] MPH 1/4 mile and [email protected] MPH in 1/8
Had it since 1980.
Wally


2016 UPDATE!



"We are getting the launch down a little better, got our first glimpse of air under the LF tire.
Thanks for all you guys do for the Pontiac world.
Kevin Swaney engine, Kaufmann Racing Eqpt parts.
Wally"

  • 511 CID MR1A Pump Gas Engine
  • KRE D-Port heads
  • Hyd Roller Cam
  • Victor Intake w/ Prosystems 1000cfm Carb
  • MSD Distributor
  • Kooks Headers
  • Richmond 4+OD Transmission
  • 3.70 Currie 9+ Rear Gear
    • 35 Spline axle
    • Tru Trak Posi
  • 3800 pounds




Window Stickers For Your Pontiac

For a new service by Mike Noun, get your correct window sticker for your vehicle.
Check out his website:
Pontiac Reproduction Window Sticker Service

Picture of a 1970 Window Sticker:
(not to scale here)







Looking for some vinyl graphics for your car/truck?
Visit:






Update! May 30, 2014

Congrats to Jeff & Mark Kauffman on becoming the Fastest Pontiac Ever!.


On May 30, 2014 the KRE team of Jeff and Mark Kauffman were at Norwalk Raceway Park for a Friday test and tune
and laid down an impressive 6.197 ET @ 229.27 mph!

This is the fastest a Pontiac engine has ever ran and only a few thousands off the quickest time a Pontiac engine has run.

Awesome job guys!





Update! Aug , 2011

Congrats to Todd Filson for his Q-16 win at Norwalk Tri-Power Nationals!.











Update! Aug 12, 2008

Congrats to Jeff Kauffman of Kauffman Racing Equiptment.

Jeff ran the quickest time ever for a Pontiac using the MR-1 block.
He ran a 6.62 at 209.20 MPH at Ames Tri-Power Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk Ohio.
He was the #1 Qualifier on the Open side.




Congrats to Michael Campolucci.

He was the #1 Qualifier on the door side of the Q16.
Woo Hoo!
He ran 7.58 at 179.09 MPH
He also runs a MR-1 Pontiac block from KRE (Kauffman Racing Equiptment)
He and his Dad have a beautiful new car now, a 2007 GTO.





KRE's MR-1 blocks were kicking some ass.
Great Job Guys!


2008 Q16 Qualifying Sheet





Congrats to Kelvin Poe



Congrats to Kelvin Poe ( and his beautiful 70 TA ) on his Q-16 win at Ame's Tripower Pontiac race in Norwalk.
His car has a naturally aspirated 525 CID engine on alcohol.
The finals had 2 beautiful cars of Michael Campolucci and Kelvin paired up and had an excellent race.
The margin of victory was real close.







Update! Jan 23,2004
I ran a 400 with a 4.25" crank,.030" over 455 pistons.
Ran a best of 5.18 at 131 MPH.
I ended up 5th in track points for the year.
I also got 1st in our Mega 16 race series!
No engine parts breakage this past year.
Hopefully I can get another 455 stroker going and
get my 70 Formula back out this year.

Update! May 16,2004

This was our first Quick 8 race. This is ran on a .400 Pro tree
And I won 2 rounds! Woo Hoo!
Rail was running consistant and I was on.
Ran 5.32's about all day long.
Still using the 400 block with a 455 Butler crank setup.







Update! June 4,2004

This was our second Quick 8 race.
And I won it! Woo Hoo!
Rail was running consistant and I was on.
Ran 5.28's about all day long.


Update! June 19,2004

Made it to Cordova Pontiac Nationals.
Made the Sat. qualifying for the Kauffman Racing Quick 16 as #1.
In the Top race, I won it!
Running 8.31's at 157 mph. I had packages of .002 , .006 , .012 , etc.
Car was running great!
winner's circle

Update! June 20,2004

I was the #1 qualifier in the Kauffman Racing Quick 16.
First round had a perfect light and ran on my dial with a 2! .002 package!
2nd round had a .015 light and broke out .003 second. Boo Hoo!

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Update! August 8,2004
Went to Ames Tri-Power Nationals.
The weather was great and the track was awesome.
There were a ton of cars there. The biggest turnout yet.

The best part is I won the KRE Quick 16 Sunday!
Woo Hoo!

Qualified with an 8.31. My brother qualified with an 8.37.
Paul Spott's was #1 - qualified with an 7.447 I think.
Todd Filson qualified #2 with 7.744 I believe.

KRE Quick 16 Qualifying list





Update! Sep 17-19,2004

Went to Indy for the Div 3 NHRA Bracket Nationals.
1st time pass the dragster ran a slow 5.67 in 1/8th mile.
Checked compression and found the head gasket blown.
Drove back home (2hrs) pulled my engine and put a stock 400 with .480 lift
hydraulic cam and 6X heads (8.5 cr)
I used my alcohol injection because I didn't have an electric pump or hoses to
make the carb work.(or the time)
Just made it to the one and only time run for Sat.
Ran a 6.76 in 1/8th with the engine laying over big time at half track.
Cam wouldn't pull to my original shift chip.
Changed shift chip,leaned out the injection for the small engine,
and took a wild guess at the dial-in.

Ran a 6.29 getting way out of it.
Oh well, at least I made it to the first round.


Update! Sep 26,2004

Woo Hoo
I won 1st place at Coles County Dragway!

Car was running great. (slow but great)
Using a stock 400 with .480 lift hydraulic cam.





Update! Aug. 31 - Sep. 2, 2007
My family and I along with my brother and his family went to Sikeston Dragstip
for their Trail of Tears Pontiac race.
I ran my 1973 Trans Am and my son drove his 1970 Esprit/Formula clone.
I ran good but didn't have any luck.
My son though went to the final round on Sunday and got the Runner-up position!
He was very happy, also his first final round race.


Until Next Time -
Stay tuned for more.
Thanks for visiting my site. I hope you enjoy it.

This page is continually being
updated. If you have any suggestions, problems
or ideas, please e-mail them to me.
Thanks, John Wallace




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