Steve Wallace (racing driver)

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Steve Wallace
Steve Wallace.jpg
Wallace in 2008
Born (1987-08-18) August 18, 1987 (age 31)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Achievements2004 Snowball Derby Winner
Awards2004 UARA-Stars Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish57th (2011)
First race2011 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
193 races run over 9 years
2013 position73rd
Best finish7th (2009)
First race2005 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Last race2013 History 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 34 2
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
7 races run over 2 years
2013 position96th
Best finish52nd (2010)
First race2010 E-Z-GO 200 (Atlanta)
Last race2013 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Stephen Wallace (born August 18, 1987)[1][2] is an American stock car racing driver. A current super late model racer, he is the son of 1989 Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace, the nephew of NASCAR drivers Kenny and Mike Wallace, and cousin of Chrissy Wallace. Steve has made starts in all three of NASCAR's national series as well as the ARCA Racing Series, and won the Snowball Derby in 2004.

Racing career[edit]

Early racing[edit]

Between 1998 and 2002, Wallace raced in INEX Bandoleros. He captured multiple series championships. Steve raced in Legends cars and late model racecars near his hometown of Mooresville, North Carolina. He won both the Summer Shootout (twice) and Winter Shootout (once) at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He also won multiple championships at Concord Motor Speedway. In December 2004, at the age of 17, he won one of the biggest short track races in the country, the Snowball Derby, in Pensacola, Florida, a race Rusty and Kenny both entered, but failed to win in their careers. Steve was also the 2004 UARA Rookie of The Year. He won the first ever late model race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

In 2005, he ran nearly the entire season in USAR Hooters Pro Cup competition. He finished with 3 Top 10 finishes and qualified for the post-season championship series. A day after Steve turned 18, he became the youngest winner at a Michigan International Speedway event in an ARCA race while driving a Penske Racing Dodge. He raced in ARCA with several other teams that season. He also finished 15th in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park (after starting 11th). Wallace became part of the Dodge factory driver development program.

Nationwide Series[edit]

Wallace's #66 Nationwide car in 2009

Wallace raced 17 races in the #64 Dodge Nationwide Series car in 2006 (sharing with Jamie McMurray), as well as six ARCA series races in a Penske Racing car. Wallace won ARCA races at Michigan International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway, and had a best finish of 11th in the Busch Series.

For the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series season he would race full-time. He won his first career pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Steve Wallace won his second pole on June 9, 2007 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee. Before the conclusion of the 2007 Nationwide Series Season, it was announced that Wallace would be switching from Dodge to Chevy for the 2008 Season.

His first career top five came at Richmond International Raceway on May 2, 2008.

At the beginning of the 2012 season, he was without a car because of the temporary closure of Rusty Wallace Racing. After missing the first six races, he announced that he would make his first start of the season at Richmond International Speedway during the Virginia 529 College Savings 250.[3]

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Wallace made his Cup Series debut in the 2011 Daytona 500. Penske Racing transferred the owner points of his No. 77, whose 30th-place finish in 2010 guaranteed Wallace a start. He drove the No. 77 Toyota to a 20th-place finish.

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

On July 10, 2013, it was announced that Wallace will run with Adrian Carriers Racing for four races starting with the American Ethanol 200.[4]

Super late model career[edit]

After his NASCAR career ended, Wallace began racing super late model race cars. At a CARS Tour-sanctioned race at Fairgrounds Speedway in 2018, Wallace was parked early in the race for wrecking Mason Mingus and later fought with Mingus and his Wauters Motorsports team. After the fight, Wallace said that the incident was one worthy of the beginning of a war.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Wallace is the youngest son of ESPN announcer and former NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace. He has been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome.[6][7]

Images[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2011 Rusty Wallace Racing 77 Toyota DAY
20
PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT KAN POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 57th 01
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2011 Rusty Wallace Racing Toyota 36 20

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
2005 Rusty Wallace Racing 64 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
15
TEX PHO HOM 105th 118
2006 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI
33
TEX NSH
12
PHO TAL RCH
28
DAR CLT DOV
38
NSH
15
KEN
11
MLW
25
DAY CHI NHA MAR
35
GTY
31
IRP
20
GLN MCH
24
BRI CAL RCH KAN
24
CLT MEM
20
TEX
31
HOM
22
36th 1528
61 DOV
21
PHO
16
2007 66 DAY
30
CAL
22
MXC
18
LVS
17
ATL
35
BRI
31
NSH
14
TEX
32
PHO
29
TAL
26
RCH
32
DAR
39
CLT
30
DOV
22
NSH
12
KEN
22
MLW
27
NHA
15
DAY
39
CHI
32
GTY
28
IRP
17
CGV
32
GLN
34
MCH
37
BRI
32
CAL
25
RCH
18
DOV
22
KAN
37
CLT MEM
35
TEX
23
PHO
37
HOM
34
19th 2752
2008 Chevy DAY
37
CAL
15
LVS
30
ATL
18
BRI
16
NSH
24
TEX
16
PHO
16
MXC
10
TAL
32
RCH
5
DAR
5
CLT
20
DOV
11
NSH
21
KEN
17
MLW
19
NHA
21
DAY
13
CHI
24
GTY
26
IRP
10
CGV
10
GLN
28
MCH
38
BRI
10
CAL
20
RCH
17
DOV
18
KAN
41
CLT
32
MEM
9
TEX
28
PHO
33
HOM
15
14th 3615
2009 DAY
42
CAL
10
LVS
30
BRI
7
TEX
14
NSH
9
PHO
12
TAL
34
RCH
11
DAR
14
CLT
17
DOV
29
NSH
7
KEN
14
MLW
6
NHA
11
DAY
12
CHI
16
GTY
24
IRP
5
IOW
17
GLN
12
MCH
15
BRI
17
CGV
16
ATL
23
RCH
9
DOV
12
KAN
15
CAL
29
CLT
31
MEM
20
TEX
21
PHO
10
HOM
8
7th 4007
2010 Toyota DAY
10
CAL
6
LVS
10
BRI
38
NSH
36
PHO
30
TEX
9
TAL
39
RCH
17
DAR
12
DOV
14
CLT
21
NSH
8
KEN
6
ROA
9
NHA
11
DAY
15
CHI
12
GTY
5
IRP
10
IOW
6
GLN
9
MCH
18
BRI
30
CGV
38
ATL
35
RCH
16
DOV
12
KAN
11
CAL
33
CLT
29
GTY
12
TEX
10
PHO
10
HOM
15
10th 3940
2011 DAY
20
PHO
30
LVS
16
BRI
11
CAL
27
TEX
17
TAL
32
NSH
17
RCH
11
DAR
5
DOV
16
IOW
11
CLT
7
CHI
12
MCH
14
ROA
26
DAY
11
KEN
21
NHA
9
NSH
11
IRP
30
IOW
8
GLN
16
CGV
4
BRI
14
ATL
13
RCH
16
CHI
18
DOV
20
KAN
20
CLT
13
TEX
18
PHO
29
HOM
34
10th 921
2012 4 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH
11
TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 72nd 33
2013 66 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT
25
DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 73rd 19

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2010 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Toyota DAY ATL
4
MAR NSH
12
KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW
30
GTW
17
IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 52nd 477
2013 Adrian Carriers Racing 97 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN CHA DOV TEX KEN IOW
17
ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW
18
CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
14
HOM 96th 01

1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARSC Pts
2005 Cunningham Motorsports 4 Dodge DAY NSH SLM KEN TOL
7
LAN CHI
4
SLM TAL 52nd 710
Bobby Jones Racing 88 Dodge MIL
32
POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH
Penske Racing 27 Dodge MCH
1*
ISF TOL DSF
2006 Rusty Wallace Racing 61 Dodge DAY NSH
10
SLM WIN KEN
1*
TOL POC MCH KAN
5
KEN BLN POC GTW
2*
NSH MCH
33*
ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI
1*
SLM TAL
2
IOW
1*
27th 1645
2007 DAY
39
USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW POC MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF CHI SLM TAL TOL 181st 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rustywallace.com/
  2. ^ Steve Wallace Career Statistics. racing-reference.info
  3. ^ "Wallace to make first start of 2012 at Richmond". NASCAR. April 23, 2012. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  4. ^ NASCAR (July 10, 2013). "Adrian Carriers Racing inks deal with Wallace". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  5. ^ Soquet, William (2018-04-10). "ARCA: Mike Basham falls out first in Darrell Basham Racing's 2018 debut". LASTCAR. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  6. ^ Q&A: Kenny Wallace/Steve Wallace. NASCAR press release July 26, 2006. Retrieved on December 17, 2006.
  7. ^ Wallace family business breeds tension. Associated Press, Sporting News (January 28, 2007). Retrieved on February 10, 2011.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Charlie Bradberry
Snowball Derby Winner
2004
Succeeded by
Eddie Mercer