FORT WORTH, Texas – Steve Wallace fought an ill-handling 5-Hour Energy Toyota in Saturday afternoon’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, but was able to persevere to record an 18th-place finish.
“It certainly wasn’t the showing we were looking for,” said Wallace. “We really wanted to have a good showing in honor of my grandfather, Russ, but it wasn’t to be. I’m looking forward to putting the 2011 season behind us. It’s no secret that the new Nationwide Series car has thrown our team for a loop. It’s incredibly frustrating to all of us. All of the guys on this 5-Hour Energy team are working hard, we’re just missing something.
“We’re all looking forward to getting to Phoenix next week, because our short track program has been really strong this year,” he continued. “We feel like we can be competitive when we get there next week. Everyone is starting with a clean slate since the track has been reconfigured, so we’ll look to make the most of the extended practice sessions and hopefully have a better finish.”
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About Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC
North Carolina-based Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) is a professional auto racing team steeped in the legendary racing history of its founder, Rusty Wallace. The team currently campaigns the No. 66 and No. 62 Toyota Camrys-driven by Steve Wallace and Michael Annett, respectively-in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. RWR will also campaign the No. 64 Camry in select 2011 events. RWR entries have finished among the top-ten in the Nationwide Series driver or owner standings in each of the last three seasons. For more on Rusty Wallace Racing, please visit the award-winning rustywallace.com.