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Kenny Wallace to Race Limited Schedule with RAB in 2013 Nationwide Series

January 26th, 2013 at 2:43 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Kenny Wallace will compete in his 24th season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013 after signing onto run a limited schedule with RAB Racing with Brack Maggard. He will pilot the No. 29 Toyota Camry with sponsorship from Toyota for three races for sure with more races possible. The team will also use engines from Joe Gibbs Racing.

'6.25.11 NASCAR Nationwide 09 Kenny Wallace 2011 Road America Bucyrus 200' photo (c) 2011, Royal Broil - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

"My goal for the season is to run nine races," Wallace said. "That would give me 900 total starts in NASCAR's three national series. I made my first start in what is now the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 1988 at Martinsville Speedway, driving for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and I'm proud to have stuck around for as long as I have. Ideally, I'd love to run every race, but the money just isn't there right now. We're looking, but it's not there yet. When Robby offered me the chance to run some races for him in a second RAB Toyota Camry this season, I jumped at it."

Rookie Alex Bowman will drive RAB Racing with Brack Maggard's full time entry in the No. 99.

It looks as if Wallace's first race in the new No. 29 will be on April 26th at Richmond International Raceway for the ToyotaCare 250. He will also race in the History 300 on May 25th at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The rest of Wallace's limited schedule in 2013 with RAB is still to be determined.

In 2011 Wallace moved to Robby Benton's RAB Racing team and competed in the full season and had his best season since 2005 in the Nationwide Series. He had 11 top 10 finishes and finished 7th in the drivers standings. In 2012 with limited funding the 48-year old Wallace and RAB only competed in 14 races. Wallace recorded one top 5 and three top 10 finishes.

Wallace will run his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race since 2008 at Eldora Speedway on July 24th for RAB Racing. Wallace will have sponsorship from JEGS and the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) for that race.

Tags: Alex Bowman, Brack Maggard, Eldora Speedway, Kenny Wallace, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Robby Benton, Toyota

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