Rusty Wallace Inc will shutdown its Nationwide Series team due to a lack of funding. Officially, the team is on “hiatus.”
5-Hour Energy is rumored to be in talks with Richard Childress Racing as a possible replacement for General Mills, which is leaving the team at the end of the season.
Penske Racing’s 2010 owner’s points from the team’s No. 77 Sprint Cup team will be used by Steve Wallace, who will attempt to make his Cup debut at Daytona. As a result of the move, Wallace will be guaranteed a starting spot in the 500, as the No. 77 finished the 2010 season 30th in owner’s points.
Rusty Wallace Racing announced that veteran crew chief Doug Randolph will serve as crew chief for Steve Wallace and the No. 66 Nationwide Series Toyota in 2011.
After barely making the field due to high carbon monoxide levels — the result of breathing in exhaust fumes after damaging crush panels in his Sprint Cup COT — Brad Beselowski used a push from Joey Logano to take the lead before the caution came out for a fiery wreck, ending the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Kyle Busch dominated the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 153 of 200 laps on his way to his second consecutive Nationwide Series win, and his fifth straight victory at Texas. He joins Dale Earnhardt and Jack Ingram as the only drivers to win five consecutive Nationwide races at one track.
Rumors were circulating that Steve Wallace would make his Sprint Cup debut in a Rusty Wallace Inc. Toyota at Richmond International Raceway in May, and that he would appear in four more Cup races in 2010. Those rumors, however, have been denied by RWI. An RWI official said that there were no plans to field [...]
Billy Ballew Motorsports is in talks with Michael Waltrip about a Camping World Truck Series ride with the team this coming season. Waltrip is looking to run a few races, while Ballew wants him for a full-time ride.
Brad Keselowski drove aggressively towards the front of the pack at the Korger for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Once he got there, he held off Kyle Busch to earn his fourth Nationwide Series victory of the season.
As the field wrecked behind him after an attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, Clint Bowyer took the caution flag in the Subway Jalapeno 250, freezing the field and making him the winner. The win is his first Nationwide Series victory of the season.