Kenny Wallace is set to drive the #24 car for SR2 Motorsports this coming Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The announcement came a few hours after he finished fourth at Chicagoland in the #09 for RAB Racing.
Saturday will be the first ever running at Indianapolis for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
“I drive for RAB Racing, about 11 races this year,” Wallace said. “NASCAR, everybody got involved — I have the most starts in the history of the series and they thought it was a crime that I wasn’t going to be in the race. “Luckily, Family Farmers, American Ethanol and the National Corn Growers Association, they came up with quite a bit of money four days ago … and I’m going to drive the #24 Nationwide car. We just did the deal right before qualifying (today). “My team is going to be behind me, it’s going to be a Toyota with a Triad motor, but the 24 team — Benny Gordon usually drives the car — we put the deal together, Farmers are going to have their name on it, they said it was a crime that I had the most starts in the history (of the Nationwide Series) and for me not to be in the first-ever Nationwide race at Indy.”
Wallace also announced following the race that he would drive the #22 Nationwide car of Penske Racing for at least one race this season.
While Wallace was credited with a fourth place run for the STP 300 his car was found to be too light during post race inspection. A penalty is expected to be announced on Thursday.
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