5-Hour Energy Team News and Notes
. This Week’s 5 Hour Energy Toyota … Steve Wallace will pilot Rusty Wallace Racing chassis RWR-064 in Friday evening’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. Built new for the 2011 season, this Toyota Camry has raced seven times, with a best finish of eighth coming at Iowa Speedway in August. Most recently, Wallace raced this chassis to a 20th-place finish at Dover International Speedway two races ago.
. Four to Go … With 30 races of the 2011 season in the record books, Wallace has accumulated two top-five, five top 10 and 14 top-15 finishes, an average starting position of 13.4 and an average finish of 16.1. Wallace has completed 98.1 percent of the laps contested (5,492 of 5,597) thus far.
. Get to the Points … Wallace continues to maintain the eighth position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings. With just four races remaining in the 2011 season, Wallace trails seventh-place driver Kenny Wallace by 27 markers, and holds a one-point advantage over ninth-place contender Brian Scott.
. Wallace at Charlotte … In eight NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Wallace has recorded one top-10 finish. His best result at the 1.5-mile oval is seventh, which he posted when the series last raced there in May.
. Loop Data Says … According to NASCAR’s loop data statistics, Wallace’s 408 green-flag passes rank him 10th-best among 86 drivers over the course of the past six years who have competed in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
. Welcome Aboard … 5-Hour Energy Racing welcomes Harris Teeter as a partner for this weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Harris Teeter branding will adorn the TV panel of Wallace’s No. 66 Toyota in Friday evening’s race.
. Rusty Wallace Racing atCharlotte … In 35 combined NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Rusty Wallace Racing’s best resultcame in May 2009 when Brendan Gaughan recorded a runner-up finish. Rusty Wallace Racing entries have earned three top-five and 19 top-10 finishes with five different drivers including Gaughan, Jamie McMurray, Kenny and Steve Wallace. Rusty Wallace, a former driver in NASCAR’s junior division, himself contributed two top-five and three top 10s from 1985-1988.
. Rusty Wallace Racing in 2011 … With 30 of 34 races completed thus far in the 2011 season, Rusty Wallace Racing’s three NASCAR Nationwide Series entries have recorded a combined three top-five, 12 top 10 and 30 top-15 finishes. Rusty Wallace Racing Toyotas have completed 12,024 of 12,419 laps attempted, and have been atop the leaderboard for 19 laps with drivers Michael Annett, Jason Bowles, David Reutimann and Steve Wallace.
. Supporting the Cause … In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month, Rusty Wallace Racing’s two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams will race with pink roof numbers for the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night.
. Cast Your Vote … Voting has begun for the Most Popular Driver of the Year award in the Nationwide Series. Fans are encouraged to log onto NASCAR.com to vote for their favorite driver from the series once per day until voting ends on Thursday, November 17.
“I enjoy racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s great to race at home. We can all sleep in our own beds. I don’t really let myself get too worked up over it, but there is a little more pressure to racing at Charlotte because you’ve got not only your friends and family, but the friends and family of all the crew members too. Charlotte is a track where anything can happen. It’s very temperature sensitive, and it can really change the handling characteristics of the car over the course of the night.” – Steve Wallace on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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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.