Kenny Wallace Preparing for NASCAR Nationwide Series Season Debut

By Joseph Wolkin
Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Wallace is loved by most, if not all NASCAR fans. It may not be just because of his on track performances, but his personality. Wallace is nearing 50-years old as his NASCAR career winds down. However, Wallace’s career behind the wheel isn’t over just yet.

The youngest of the three Wallace brothers, Kenny, is set to run a minimum of three NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season with RAB Racing, beginning with Richmond. RAB Racing is currently in the top-10 in points in the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings. The team enabled Wallace to race competitively for the first time since 2005 where he drove for PPC Racing. Since then, he’s been back and forth with second class teams struggling to make ends meet.


Now, Wallace has to search for his own sponsorship. It became too grueling for he and his wife, Kim. Wallace made it clear that he wants to be the one looking for the sponsorship because he wants sponsors to know every aspect of his style. The last two years proved that Wallace hasn’t forgotten how to drive. If it weren’t for sponsorship woes, he would’ve likely finished inside of the top-10 in the points standings last season.

This year, his focus is on the dirt tracks. He’s been running them on a weekly basis just to make some extra cash while doing what he knows best. He also makes several appearances each week on the SPEED Channel, which he’ll probably do full-time once he officially retires. Though he’s only scheduled to run a few races this year, he is willing to take on more of them if a sponsor would give him the chance.

With Wallace’s personality and talent behind the wheel combined with the expanding operations of RAB Racing, it’s a key combination for success. The team is nearing completion for Wallace’s Richmond car and will probably be contending for the win.

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