Kenny Wallace, 51, has announced that his last start as a NASCAR driver will be in the #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway on August 1st.
“To me, this isn’t a sad moment. I’m at a truly happy place in my life right now,” said Wallace. “After all, not too many guys get to have the privilege of being a NASCAR driver, especially for as long as I have.”
Wallace stated that he will continue to drive dirt cars and his gig at Fox Sports 1 as an analyst for NASCAR.
“I’m going to stay involved in the sport through TV and I’m going to stay behind the wheel in my dirt cars, too.”
“I really wanted to end my long career on a positive note and I’m very excited about our chances in Iowa. The #20 team is one of the best in the sport and I’m looking forward to having a chance to end my NASCAR career with a great finish.”
This will be Wallace’s 547th start, a series record including 344 in the Sprint Cup Series and 13 in the Truck series. Wallace has nine career wins in the Xfinity series.
“I’ve had a long and successful career and I’ve been able to support my family doing what I love,” Wallace said. “To me, it doesn’t get any better that that. I’m really proud of everything that I’ve been able to accomplish in NASCAR.”
By Donna Bell