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Kenny Wallace To Drive For RAB Racing In Nationwide Series

The Hermanator is back.

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Kenny Wallace, the joyously unrestrained veteran driver and TV commentator, will announce today he is driving a full season for the RAB Racing team in the Nationwide Series, a source close to the team told SB Nation.

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Wallace had pledged to do everything he could to race in 2011, and he appears to have achieved that goal with RAB. Sponsors (including UNOH, Federated Auto Parts and a corn/soy bean farmer coalition) have signed on for 16 races, and RAB owner Robby Benton has committed to run Wallace in the remaining events, the source said.

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The union between Wallace and RAB stands to be beneficial to both parties. Wallace gets to race for a team seemingly on the rise after last season's win with Boris Said at Montreal and an offseason switch to Toyota; RAB gets some much-needed familiarity in its seat after piecing together a schedule that included 14 different drivers last season.

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In addition to Wallace, the team plans to field a second entry for Said in the three road course races (Montreal, Watkins Glen and Road America).

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Wallace, 47, is a longtime fan favorite due to his bubbly personality and enthusiasm but has struggled on the track the last few seasons in subpar equipment. He has nine career wins and finished in the top 10 of the Nationwide point standings nine times in his 13 full seasons.

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