Rusty Wallace career summary

RUSTY WALLACE Born: St. Louis Resides: Concord, N.C. D.O.B.: 8/14/56 Spouse: Patti Children: Greg, January 24, 1980 Katie, November 11, 1984 Stephen, August 18, 1987 Drives Miller Genuine Draft-sponsored ...

Rusty Wallace career summary

RUSTY WALLACE

Born: St. Louis Resides: Concord, N.C. D.O.B.: 8/14/56 Spouse: Patti Children: Greg, January 24, 1980 Katie, November 11, 1984 Stephen, August 18, 1987

Drives Miller Genuine Draft-sponsored Ford Thunderbirds owned by Roger Penske, Don Miller and himself... USAC Rookie of the Year in 1979... ASA National Champion in 1983... NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year in 1984... NMPA Driver of the Year in 1988 and 1993... 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, beating Dale Earnhardt by 12 points... 1991 IROC champion... Biggest break came after winning the '83 ASA championship... 331 Winston Cup starts, 39 wins, 17 poles and $11,111,883 in career winnings (4th all-time)... First win came in 72nd start, 1986 Valleydale Meats 500 at Bristol... First pole came in 100th attempt, 1987 Miller 400 at Michigan... Finished 2nd in Winston Cup debut in 1980 at Atlanta, driving for Roger Penske... Won The Winston Select in 1989... $1 million in earnings in four different seasons... Runner-up to Bill Elliott for 1988 Winston Cup title by 24 points and runner-up to dale Earnhardt for 1993 title by 80 points... Entered final race of '94 season in second place in points, but fell to third after motor problems forced him from the race early... Considered one of NASCAR's best road racers of all-time... Scored 8 wins and won $1,914,072 in '94, giving him 18 victories and $3,616,226 in two-year span.

Father was 3-time track champion in St. Louis... Infatuated with planes and flying... Owns three planes (Piper Cheyenne, Beechcraft King Air and a Cessna 172)... Has pilot's license and could see himself as a commercial or contracted pilot if he weren't racing... Favorite part of Winston Cup racing is traveling, so he gets another chance to fly his plane... Considers Earnhardt the best driver on the circuit and loves to hear his rock 'n' roll.

Winston Cup Victories: 1986: Bristol, Martinsville 1987: Watkins Glen, Phoenix 1988: Riverside, Michigan, Charlotte, North Wilkesboro, Rockingham, Atlanta 1989: Rockingham, Richmond, Bristol, Watkins Glen, Michigan, Richmond 1990: Charlotte, Sonoma 1991: Bristol, Pocono 1992: Richmond 1993: Rockingham, Bristol, North Wilkesboro, Martinsville, Sonoma, Richmond, Dover, North Wilkesboro, Rockingham, Atlanta 1994: Rockingham, Martinsville, Dover, Pocono, Michigan, Bristol, Dover, Martinsville

SOURCE: 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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