Rusty Wallace is getting back behind the wheel of the No. 2 Penske car. No, Brad Keselowski's job is not in jeopardy.
Wallace will drive the car during the afternoon session of testing at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday. 2014 marks 25 years since Wallace won the 1989 Sprint Cup Series title and it also corresponds with Miller Lite's 40th anniversary can. Miller, who continues to sponsor Keselowski, was a long-time sponsor of Wallace.
"I am pretty pumped up about this," Wallace said in a statement. "This is a big deal, and I can't wait to get the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford up to speed - especially at Daytona. This will be my first time driving the new Gen-6 car, and I think it will give me a better perspective on how I cover the races for ESPN as an analyst. This is going to be a lot of fun, yet there is also a business component too. I can't thank Miller Lite, ESPN and Team Penske enough for giving me this opportunity. Man, what a fantastic way to start the year."
Leave it to Rusty Wallace to work in a "Man" in a press release.
Preseason Thunder begins on Thursday. So yes, that means you have one more day until the 2014 season unofficially begins. We loved you so much, offseason.
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