Wallace improves on dirt

Published 1:10 am Monday, April 27, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Most Sprint Cup drivers take to dirt tracks to get back to their roots and have some fun. Former Sprint Cup and current Nationwide racer Kenny Wallace jumps into his modified at dirt tracks like Flomaton Speedway to have fun and catch up on what he missed out on when he first entered the racing scene.
Wallace visited Flomaton Speedway on Wednesday night to compete in the I.S.C.A. modified race.
Wallace, a veteran of both NASCAR series, has only been racing dirt tracks for the last four years after starting his own team based out of his hometown of St. Louis.
The driver said he wants to race on dirt to make up for the times he did not get to.
Wallace attempts to fit in as many dirt track races during the season as he can. He said he races all over including recent stops in California, Florida and Wisconsin.
He also said he was happy to work out a visit to Flomaton Speedway on Wednesday.
Other than having fun on the dirt tracks, Wallace does it to improve on his driving.
He said he has friends on the circuit that have raced dirt tracks for years and it has made them better drivers overall.
Wallace’s start in racing came from watching his dad race as a child living in Missouri.
He said his dad was a local driver that influenced he and his brothers.
As for his career in NASCAR, Wallace has a lot of personal moments that are proud accomplishments with some being wins and others just great memories.
He said that he has things in both series that he will look back on and make him smile. He added that one other event will stay in his mind forever.
Heading into his race this weekend, Wallace looks forward to getting onto one of the fastest tracks in the world.
He said that his favorite thing about the track is the competition that comes with racing on it. He added that he is looking forward to one thing about that race.

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