Steve Wallace (racing driver)
Stephen Wallace (born August 18, 1987) is an American stock car racing driver. A current super late model racer, he is the son of 1989 Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace, the nephew of NASCAR drivers Kenny and Mike Wallace, and cousin of Chrissy Wallace. Steve has made starts in all three of NASCAR's national series as well as the ARCA Racing Series, and won the Snowball Derby in 2004.
Wallace in 2008
|Born||August 18, 1987|
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
|Achievements||2004 Snowball Derby Winner|
|Awards||2004 UARA-Stars Rookie of the Year|
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Best finish||57th (2011)|
|First race||2011 Daytona 500 (Daytona)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|193 races run over 9 years|
|Best finish||7th (2009)|
|First race||2005 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|Last race||2013 History 300 (Charlotte)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|7 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||52nd (2010)|
|First race||2010 E-Z-GO 200 (Atlanta)|
|Last race||2013 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)|
|Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.|
Between 1998 and 2002, Wallace raced in INEX Bandoleros. He captured multiple series championships. Steve raced in Legends cars and late model racecars near his hometown of Mooresville, North Carolina. He won both the Summer Shootout (twice) and Winter Shootout (once) at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He also won multiple championships at Concord Motor Speedway. In December 2004, at the age of 17, he won one of the biggest short track races in the country, the Snowball Derby, in Pensacola, Florida, a race Rusty and Kenny both entered, but failed to win in their careers. Steve was also the 2004 UARA Rookie of The Year. He won the first ever late model race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
In 2005, he ran nearly the entire season in USAR Hooters Pro Cup competition. He finished with 3 Top 10 finishes and qualified for the post-season championship series. A day after Steve turned 18, he became the youngest winner at a Michigan International Speedway event in an ARCA race while driving a Penske Racing Dodge. He raced in ARCA with several other teams that season. He also finished 15th in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park (after starting 11th). Wallace became part of the Dodge factory driver development program.
Wallace raced 17 races in the #64 Dodge Nationwide Series car in 2006 (sharing with Jamie McMurray), as well as six ARCA series races in a Penske Racing car. Wallace won ARCA races at Michigan International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway, and had a best finish of 11th in the Busch Series.
For the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series season he would race full-time. He won his first career pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Steve Wallace won his second pole on June 9, 2007 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee. Before the conclusion of the 2007 Nationwide Series Season, it was announced that Wallace would be switching from Dodge to Chevy for the 2008 Season.
His first career top five came at Richmond International Raceway on May 2, 2008.
At the beginning of the 2012 season, he was without a car because of the temporary closure of Rusty Wallace Racing. After missing the first six races, he announced that he would make his first start of the season at Richmond International Speedway during the Virginia 529 College Savings 250.
Sprint Cup SeriesEdit
Wallace made his Cup Series debut in the 2011 Daytona 500. Penske Racing transferred the owner points of his No. 77, whose 30th-place finish in 2010 guaranteed Wallace a start. He drove the No. 77 Toyota to a 20th-place finish.
Camping World Truck SeriesEdit
Super late model careerEdit
After his NASCAR career ended, Wallace began racing super late model race cars. At a CARS Tour-sanctioned race at Fairgrounds Speedway in 2018, Wallace was parked early in the race for wrecking Mason Mingus and later fought with Mingus and his Wauters Motorsports team. After the fight, Wallace said that the incident was one worthy of the beginning of a war.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)
Sprint Cup SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results|
|2011||Rusty Wallace Racing||77||Toyota||DAY
|2011||Rusty Wallace Racing||Toyota||36||20|
Camping World Truck SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|2010||Billy Ballew Motorsports||15||Toyota||DAY||ATL
|2013||Adrian Carriers Racing||97||Chevy||DAY||MAR||CAR||KAN||CHA||DOV||TEX||KEN||IOW
1 Ineligible for series points
ARCA Re/Max SeriesEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|ARCA Re/Max Series results|
|Bobby Jones Racing||88||Dodge||MIL
|2006||Rusty Wallace Racing||61||Dodge||DAY||NSH
- Steve Wallace Career Statistics. racing-reference.info
- "Wallace to make first start of 2012 at Richmond". NASCAR. April 23, 2012. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
- NASCAR (July 10, 2013). "Adrian Carriers Racing inks deal with Wallace". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
- Soquet, William (2018-04-10). "ARCA: Mike Basham falls out first in Darrell Basham Racing's 2018 debut". LASTCAR. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
- Q&A: Kenny Wallace/Steve Wallace. NASCAR press release July 26, 2006. Retrieved on December 17, 2006.
- Wallace family business breeds tension. Associated Press, Sporting News (January 28, 2007). Retrieved on February 10, 2011.