Tag Archives: Rusty Wallace

Rusty Wallace to Compete at 2015 X-Games

Rusty Wallace, Inc. has announced that 55-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Rusty Wallace will drive in the Off-Road Truck Racing event at X-Games Austin. “I may be retired from driving but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the itch to get back behind the wheel,” Wallace said. “I love …

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Did You Notice? Truex Missed Teresa, Hall Of Fame Snubs, Fan Tragedy Averted, And Stewart’s Smelly Towel?

*Did You Notice?* … With the Hall of Fame’s official selection of its Top 25, debate’s now raging on which five will be picked to be part of the Hall’s inaugural class. When that happens, there will inevitably be drivers and teams that get snubbed … it’s just an unfortunate part of the process. But with the narrowing of the field to these select few, there’s already a handful of snubs that have already occurred. While the committee did a fantastic job, here’s three people I feel should have been given the honor of being part of that special “final” group...

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Penske Teams Running Up Front: What’s With That?

Hendrick, Hendrick, Roush, Hendrick, Gibbs, Hendrick, Stewart… Hendrick Oh yes, don’t forget Petty. It seems like those names are all that exist in the Sprint Cup world. And yet, I’ve noticed an odd blip on the radar this year. It’s been getting bigger and more persistent. Could it be? Has …

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Beating And Banging At Its Best: NASCAR’s Five Greatest Bristol Finishes

It’s a question us journalists hear all the time – especially after the three-week swing of racing at Fontana, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. If I had to count up all the random emails in my inbox from fans this month, hidden somewhere in between “Why don’t you treat Junior more fairly” and “you suck because of A, B, and C” is a basic complaint about NASCAR’s “cookie cutter” racing facilities, ending with, “Why can’t the sport build more tracks like the one they have in Bristol?” I hear you, guys … I hear you loud and clear.

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NASCAR News for Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rusty Back Behind the Wheel at Bristol ESPN/ABC commentators (and a pretty good driver and crew chief) Rusty Wallace and Ray Evernham are teaming and will enter the Saturday Night Special at Bristol Motor Speedway next month. Wallace will be driving the No. 2 Chevy outfitted the popular Miller Genuine …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Is There A Talladega Curse?

Some drivers dread going to NASCAR's fastest track for more reasons than one these days. But there's one concern you might not have heard of, an issue that goes beyond the dangers posed by modern-day restrictor plate racing -- and proves far more difficult to fix. The truthfulness of the legend of the Talladega Curse is lost to time and memories, but certainly there have been enough odd and tragic incidents at the track to give even a sober man pause. As the story is told, there were a bunch of folks none too happy about Big Bill France's decision to build his racetrack on the property he had bought.

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Fanning the Flames: Talking Plates, Allmendingers and Last-Lap Dashes Heading Into Talladega

*Q: Hi Matt. My question is why would Hall of Fame Racing take Joey Logano out of the No. 96 car? Is this a directive of Joe Gibbs, or is HoF acting on its own? Logano got off to a bad start, but he’s only 18! Isn’t it best for them all to let him finish out the season there?* _— Calico99_ *A:* Well, the Logano story was still breaking at the time of this article being penned, so the Why’s, What’s, and How’s are still a bit sketchy. My take is that Hall of Fame Racing was getting more pub out of having Logano in the car than at any time since Terry Labonte fuel-mileaged it to a third-place finish at Infineon in 2006.

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10 Points To Ponder… After the 2008 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

1. Yuck! - Max Mosley, President of the governing body that oversees Formula 1 racing -- the most widely followed form of automobile racing in the world -- won a breach or privacy lawsuit against a British tabloid this week. The magazine ran a story about the 68-year old's sexual escapades that quickly got picked up by the international press, including one that included a role playing scenario which appeared to have Nazi overtones behind it. Mosley’s other exploits -- which included caning and spanking -- were also brought to light this past March, when the tabloid published an article detailing his sexual encounters with five dominatrices in a London basement. But the judge dismissed the idea that Mosley’s activities were necessarily a reenactment of Nazi behavior. The Judge, in awarding $120,000 in damages to the F1 head said, "There was bondage, beating and domination, which seem to be typical of S&M behavior.”

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