DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) - Steve Wallace, son of former NASCAR
champion Rusty Wallace, will make his Sprint Cup debut in the
season-opening Daytona 500.
The 23-year-old Wallace will drive the No. 77 Toyota for his
father's team, Rusty Wallace Racing. The entry is guaranteed a
starting spot in the 43-car field because Rusty Wallace is taking
over ownership points from Penske Racing.
Larry Carter, general manager for RWR, will serve as the team's
Rusty Wallace believes the new pavement around Daytona
International Speedway will eliminate handling issues and level the
playing field in NASCAR's premier event.
The younger Wallace has four top-15 finishes at Daytona in the
Nationwide Series. His father failed to win the Daytona 500 in 22
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