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Press release: Steve Wallace to make truck series debut in Atlanta

Rusty Wallace Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2010)—Rusty Wallace Racing’s (RWR) Steve Wallace and officials of Billy Ballew Motorsports (BBM) announced today that Wallace will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut behind the wheel of BBM’s No. 15 Toyota Tundra in the March 6 Atlanta 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Wallace’s No. 15 Tundra will feature primary sponsorship from traditional BBM partner, Red Top Auto Auctions. The venerable Kevin "Cowboy" Starland will serve as crew chief for Wallace in the event.

Wallace currently drives RWR’s No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He is riding a streak of four consecutive top-ten finishes in the Nationwide Series heading into his 125th career series start this weekend in Las Vegas. Wallace is currently ranked seventh overall in the Nationwide Series driver standings.

Noted Wallace, "I’m really excited about the opportunity to run my first truck race next weekend in Atlanta. I’ve always enjoyed watching that series; those guys race really, really hard. Running one of those races is something that I’ve wanted to do for awhile, but the timing has never been right until now. I’d like to thank Billy Ballew and everyone at Red Top Auto Auctions for this opportunity.

"While running the truck race is going to be fun, my main focus is 100 percent on putting the No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry up front and in contention for the Nationwide Series championship. Atlanta is a track where we traditionally haven’t run as well as we’d like in the Nationwide car, so getting some extra seat time at Atlanta will help on that side as well."