Adrian Carriers Racing inks deal with Wallace

Staff report

Adrian Carriers Racing announced Wednesday that the organization has agreed with driver Steve Wallace for a four-race stint in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  Wallace, the 26-year-old son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, will take the wheel of the No. 97 Adrian Carriers/Liz Girl Logistics Chevrolet for the first time this Saturday in the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway.

"We are very excited about having an experienced driver like Steve Wallace join the Adrian Racing team," said team owner Gary Adrian. "He's a hands-on driver, coming in from North Carolina to Quad Cities (Iowa) to install his own seat and help prepare the truck over the Fourth of July holiday. That really impressed me."

The younger Wallace has raced in all three of NASCAR's national series, including a top-20 finish in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at the 2011 Daytona 500. He finished among the top 10 in Nationwide Series points from 2009-11 and won the inaugural ARCA event at Iowa in 2006.

"I'm really grateful for the opportunity this Adrian Carriers team has given me," Wallace said. "I had a lot of fun in the handful of truck races I drove before, and Iowa Speedway is one of my very best tracks. I'm looking forward to having a good run with the Adrian Carriers group this weekend."

In addition to Saturday's event, Wallace's other outings in the Truck Series tentatively include the second Iowa race on Sept. 8, Chicagoland on Sept. 13, and Phoenix on Nov. 8.




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