NEWTON, Iowa – Sept. 5, 2012 – Newly elected NASCAR Hall of Fame member and Iowa Speedway designer / co-owner Rusty Wallace will be on hand on Saturday, September 15 for a special fan tribute leading up to the track’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 200-lap race.
Those in attendance will have a chance to meet and talk with Wallace, a NASCAR legend and winner of 55 Cup Series races, who will be inducted into the prestigious NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on February 8.
Wallace will also participate in the ‘Fan Appreciation’ pre-race ceremonies, and will be honored when majority track owners Conrad and Stan Clement are joined by four lucky fans to present the 1989 NASCAR champion with an Iowa Speedway ‘Tribute Plaque’ to commemorate his Hall of Fame induction.
“We are so proud of Rusty Wallace’s accomplishments throughout his incredibly successful NASCAR career,” said Stan Clement, President of Iowa Speedway. “Those accomplishments, and his untiring support of NASCAR racing over the years, are among the many reasons he is the youngest member to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We are looking forward to honoring him at our NASCAR Truck race, along with thousands of his fans, before he is formally inducted in Charlotte.”
Wallace will also drive one of the Official Pace Trucks for the initial start of the ‘American Ethanol 200 presented by Hy-Vee’, accompanied by two other selected race fans that will join Wallace in the Owner’s Suite to watch the final racing event of the 2012 season.
“I am honored and humbled by the outpouring of support for my induction in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, particularly from Iowa Speedway fans who have been so supportive over the years,” Wallace said. “This NASCAR Truck race weekend is really about the fans, and I’m really pleased that my schedule allows me to come to Iowa and meet many of them personally.”
Tickets for Iowa Speedway’s ‘Fan Appreciation Weekend’, including the ‘American Ethanol 200 presented by Hy-Vee’ NASCAR Truck race on Saturday, September 15 and the ‘Iowa Fans 150’ ASA Midwest Tour super late model race on Friday, September 14, start as little as $20 and are available online – along with schedules and additional event information – at www.iowaspeedway.com, or by calling the toll-free ticketing line at 866-RUSTY-GO (787-8946).
About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, or visit www.iowaspeedway.com to learn more. The upcoming schedule includes the ASA Midwest Tour ‘Iowa 150’ and NASCAR Camping World 250 ‘American Ethanol 200 presented by Hy-Vee’ weekend on September 14 and 15, 2012.