Kenny Wallace’s racing background came straight from his bloodlines. His father, Russ, was one of the Midwest’s most successful short track drivers and his older brothers, Rusty and Mike, compete against Kenny in the highest levels of NASCAR racing.
In 1982, Kenny Wallace won the first race that he ever entered, “The Illinois Street Stock State Championship”. Since that day, Kenny’s success has garnered many accolades and produced milestones throughout this career.
• 9-time NASCAR Busch Series Winner
• Winner of 10 NASCAR Busch Series Pole Awards
• Three-Time Busch Series Most Popular Driver (1991, 1994, 2006)
• Runner-up for 1991 NASCAR Busch Series Championship
• Finished Top-10 in Busch Series Standings Nine Times
• NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year – 1989
• ASA Rookie of the Year – 1986
Over the years, Kenny Wallace has built a reputation as one of NASCAR’s most colorful and well known personalities. Kenny’s popularity is still on the rise due in large part to his TV appearances on NASCAR Drivers: 360 and SPEED Channel’s “NASCAR RaceDay” and “NASCAR Victory Lane”.
Kenny Wallace is a driver that is well respected by owners, drivers and sponsors throughout the garage area, and he is often sought after to provide his driving services. In 2006, Wallace brought his driving talent and experience to a newly developing NEXTEL Cup team. Furniture Row Racing is now entering its second full-time season and Kenny Wallace is determined to help the team continue to grow and develop into a competitive NEXTEL Cup team in 2007.
Date of Birth: August 23, 1963
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 172
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Resides: Concord, North Carolina
Wife: Kim Wallace (high-school sweetheart)
Children: Brooke (21), Brandy (18),
Parents: Russ and Judy Wallace
Brothers: Rusty and Mike Wallace
Favorite food: pork chops, Oriental chicken salad
Favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite band(s): Aerosmith, Nelly, Patsy Cline
Favorite movie: The Green Mile
Hobbies: Spending time with family, racing dirt cars
Number of years racing (professional): 20 years
Racing role-model: Dick Trickle
Track you most want to win at: the next one Favorite track: the next one
Most memorable racing experience: 2001 Talladega race, pushing Dale Earnhardt to his final win
What do you like most about racing? Chance of winning each weekend