THE STORY: After his strong performances at Road America and Daytona came up just a bit short, Rusty Wallace Racing’s Steve Wallace (No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry heads to the Granite State this weekend looking to regain a rock solid footing in the Nationwide Series standings. Wallace enters this weekend having been ranked among the top-ten for nine straight weeks. Known as one of the series’ short track experts, he has high hopes that Saturday’s short track event will help to resume his ascent in the NNS driver standings.
STEVE WALLACE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE: Steve Wallace enters this weekend with three top-15 finishes in four career starts at New Hampshire, including 11th-place efforts in the two previous races there. He has completed all but one of the laps in his four NHIS starts.
TEAM 66 PRIMARY: RWR-066-Chassis 066 has two prior starts, resulting in 11th- and 12th-place finishes at Iowa and Chicagoland, respectively.
TEAM 66 SECONDARY: RWR-050-One of RWR’s first COT chassis, RWR-050 has two previous starts this season, with a best finish of 11th at Richmond.
THE ENERGY SHOT. WELCOME ABOARD: 5-Hour Energy Racing welcomes Pine State Trading Company as a partner for the New Hampshire event. Pine State branding will adorn the TV panel of Wallace’s No. 66 Toyota in Friday evening’s race.
DID YOU KNOW?: 5-Hour Energy contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids and essential nutrients. It contains zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and four calories. The amount of caffeine varies depending on the energy shot. Original 5-Hour Energy contains as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Extra Strength contains as much as 12 ounces of coffee, while Decaf 5-Hour Energy contains only as much caffeine as a half cup of decaffeinated coffee.
FROM THE COCKPIT. STEVE WALLACE (NO. 66 5-HOUR ENERGY / TOYOTA CAMRY): “Our team has had pretty strong 5-Hour Energy Toyotas recently, like at Daytona and Road America, but the circumstances just haven’t played out right for us to get the finishes we probably deserved. I’m looking forward to getting back on a short track this weekend at New Hampshire and getting our season headed back in the right direction again. We’ve ran pretty well there in the past, so hopefully we can get this 66 car back up front on Saturday.”
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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.
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