Kenny Wallace Set For 900th NASCAR Start
CONCORD, N.C. – RAB Racing with Brack Maggard, driver Kenny Wallace, ToyotaCare and American Ethanol are proud to announce a milestone in NASCAR racing, as Wallace will be making his 900th NASCAR start at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300.
Joining the “900 Club,” Wallace will be amongst an elite group of drivers including Richard Petty, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jarrett.
Wallace will be behind the wheel of the RAB Racing No. 29 ToyotaCare, American Ethanol Toyota Camry, in a special paint scheme to commemorate the NASCAR milestone. Keith Hinkein will serve as crew chief for the No. 29, making his fourth start with Wallace and RAB Racing.
Wallace currently sits at 898 NASCAR starts, but will also compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in the No. 81 SS Green Light American Ethanol Toyota Tundra on Friday night.
“We are proud to be going to Chicagoland Speedway with Kenny Wallace for his historic 900th NASCAR start,” said RAB Racing co-owner Robby Benton. “We were together when he broke the record for starts in the Nationwide Series in 2011, so to be able to share another milestone with him means a lot to us. Kenny has been an integral part of RAB Racing as we’ve grown and I owe him a debt of gratitude for what his popularity and experience has done for us. I hope we can make this year’s race at Chicago as memorable as last year’s event was for us all.”
“Wow, 900 NASCAR starts means a lot to me,” said Wallace. “It means I’ve been able to stay in the game a long time, it means I mattered to the sport, and it means that people cared enough to keep me in the sport. I’ve dreamed about racing since I was a kid and to be able to achieve 900 starts is a dream come true and I’m thankful to have so many great people and corporate partners apart of my life along the way. Toyota and American Ethanol have given something that no one can buy; they care about me getting to my goal of 900 starts.”