Chrissy Wallace will be making her NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Daytona International Speedway on February 13th in the Camping World 300 in the #41 Fuel Doctor Chevy with Rick Ware Racing (RWR).
Wallace debuted with RWR in the NASCAR Camping World Series at Talladega last October. She finished 13th and looks forward to the new challenge. "This is a lifelong dream to race in the Nationwide Series and will soon be a reality, and I want to thank Rick Ware Racing for making it come true," stated Wallace.
Once again marking the first time in history that a Father-Daughter will compete against each other in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Chrissy will join her father on the track to top last season’s performance at Talladega in the Camping World Truck race in 2009.
More history could be made as Wallace will become the first female to make her Nationwide Series debut at the famous Daytona International Speedway.
With so many storylines during the opening week of the NASCAR season, nothing could be more intriguing than four family members competing against each other in the same event. Father Mike Wallace will be in the #01, Uncle Kenny Wallace in the #28, cousin Stephen Wallace in the #66 and Chrissy in the #41.
As all eyes focus on the newest female in NASCAR Danica Patrick, the Nationwide Series could benefit the most; Patrick and Wallace could face off in their series debut. It is the classic battle that most fans have been waiting to see; the open wheel star versus the old school stock car racer.
Regardless, Wallace’s debut is more than publicity. "We have a great car and an extremely stout motor. Our first goal is to make the show because we have to qualify on time. This team did qualify 8th at Daytona in 2009. If all goes well in qualifying, we expect a Top 15-20 for this car, and if I can be the highest finishing Wallace, it will make all the rest of the family gatherings a lot more fun…well at least for me."