MATT WALLACE US CELLULAR 250 PREVIEW
NO. 26 JGL RACING TOYOTA CAMRY
Team: No. 26 JGL Racing Toyota
Crew Chief: Kenny Evans
Team Owner: James Whitener
Twitter: @matt_wallace7 and @JGLRacing
US Cellular 250 – Saturday August 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN), Sirius/XM Radio Channel 90
250 LAPS, 218.75 MILES
This Week’s No. 26 JGL Racing Toyota at Iowa Speedway: Matt Wallace will pilot Chassis No. 213 in the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. This is the same car the younger Wallace drove a few weeks ago at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in his NASCAR debut.
Third New Track in Three Weeks:
Matt will be making his first start at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night and it is the third week in a row that he has raced at a track for the first time.
Two weeks ago, the 19-year old Wallace made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut and first ever appearance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Last week he made his second career start in the ARCA Racing Series and his first ever appearance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. This week in Iowa, Wallace will be making his second career NASCAR XFINITY Series start for JGL Racing in his first visit to the Newton, Iowa track.
The US Cellular 250 will mark the end of an illustrious career for NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace – uncle to Matt. This is both and honor and thrill for Matt – son of NASCAR racer Mike Wallace.
“I am very happy for Uncle Kenny ending his career on a high note. It is pretty cool to see him in the No. 20 car and what a way to make the final start of your career. He has had a tremendous impact on the sport.”
“It is pretty cool to be able to race against him for the first time in NASCAR and have it be his final race. I am honored to carry on the Wallace family tradition in the sport and hope I can accomplish the kind of things in racing as my dad and two uncles (Kenny and Rusty).”
Matt’s Thoughts on Iowa:
“I am very excited to be apart of the JGL Racing team once again this week in Iowa. I really appreciate the opportunity they have given me. I worked really well with the team the first time out in New Hampshire and that should help us the second time around.”
“Just like in New Hampshire, I am making my first visit to Iowa Speedway. I will lean on my teammate as well as the entire JGL Racing organization and look forward to a solid run on Saturday night.”
Home Sweet Home:
The JGL Racing team will call the Holiday Inn Des Moines – Airport & Conference Center home this week during their stay in the area. The hotel logo will also be displayed on the No. 26 Toyota driven by Matt Wallace. Situated close to area treasures, such as Drake University, and adjacent to the Des Moines Airport, this hotel provides a prime location in the midst of the best the city offers. With added perks like a tropical courtyard, our property provides a unique and comfortable atmosphere for business and leisure travelers alike.