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Rusty Wallace Back In The Saddle Again

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NASCAR Hall of Fame racer Rusty Wallace returned to the driver’s seat on Friday at Daytona International Speedway for some pre-season testing.

Wallace hopped aboard his old ride – the Miller Lite No. 2 Ford – and quickly got up to speed turning laps over 190 mph. Wallace shared testing duties with the car’s current Team Penske driver, Brad Keselowski. 

Wallace’s strong run does not mean the former Cup champion is planning to return to race competition anytime soon despite being approved with his medical clearances up to date and a new NASCAR license. But based on the fun he had on Friday Wallace said he is open to doing some more testing in the future.

Forty Sprint Cup Series drivers turned laps on the speedway to tune up for next month’s Daytona 500. Rookie driver Austin Dillon made his debut in the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing during the test session and posted the top speed of the day at 195.109 mph.

Preseason testing at Daytona continues with two days of Nationwide Series testing today and Sunday and the Camping World Truck Series tests on Monday and Tuesday.


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