Rusty Wallace

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  • Birth Name: Russell William Wallace Jr.
  • Birth Place: Fenton, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Race-car driver, Race-team owner, TV racing analyst
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Fast Facts

  • Had to obtain a court order to race at Missouri's Lake Hill Speedway at age 16, two years below the minimum age requirement.
  • Once worked for his family's vacuum-cleaner repair shop, OK Vacuum.
  • Earned his pilot's license in 1984 and subsequently logged over 15,000 hours of flight time.
  • Fined $5,000 for using an obscenity in a 1997 radio interview, which he paid by sending 500,000 pennies to NASCAR CEO Bill France.
  • Upon retirement from racing, he was bestowed with Delaware's Order of the First State and North Carolina's Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
  • Designed Iowa Speedway, a 7/8-mile track in Newton, IA, that opened in September 2006.

Relationships

  • Russ Wallace — Father
  • Katie Wallace — Daughter
  • Kenny Wallace — Brother
  • Greg Wallace — Son
  • Judy Wallace — Mother
  • Michael Wallace — Brother
  • Patti Wallace — Wife
  • Steve Wallace — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Russell William Wallace Jr.
  • Birth Place: Fenton, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Race-car driver, Race-team owner, TV racing analyst

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