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Rusty Wallace

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Rusty Wallace
Person

Full Name:  Russell William Wallace Jr.
Born:  August 14, 1956
Hometown:  Fenton, Missouri, United States

A NASCAR driver.

His accomplishments include:
1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion

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Article Index
Merchandise
Racing Record


Photographs

Rusty Wallace at Pocono in 1984 1984
Photo by Mike Traverse
View photo of Rusty Wallace at Pocono in 1984 - 293KB
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Rusty Wallace Pontiac 2+2 Alugard Model Car Pontiac 2+2
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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Rusty Wallace Pontiac 2+2 Alugard Model Car Pontiac 2+2
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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1985 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1986 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1987 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Rusty Wallace ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
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Rusty Wallace ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
Rusty Wallace, right, talking to Dale Earnhardt, left
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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Rusty Wallace ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
Rusty Wallace, right, talking to Dale Earnhardt, left
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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Rusty Wallace ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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Rusty Wallace ASA Racing 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 1989 Pontiac Excitement 200 (ASA Racing)
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1989 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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1989 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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1989 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Rusty Wallace Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 Victory Lane 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 Victory Lane
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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Rusty Wallace Kodiak 27 Model Car Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 8, 2009
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Rusty Wallace Kodiak 27 Model Car Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 8, 2009
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Rusty Wallace Kodiak Interior View photo of Rusty Wallace Kodiak Car Interior - 1,239KB
Rusty Wallace Model Car Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 GTR Summer NNL
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Rusty Wallace 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test - June 23, 1992
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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Rusty Wallace 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test - June 23, 1992
Photo courtesy Photo ©John Walczak.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
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Rusty Wallace 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test - June 23, 1992
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Rusty Wallace 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test - June 23, 1992
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Rusty Wallace 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test - June 23, 1992
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Rusty Wallace HSCRS Rusty Wallace car at the 2007 HSCRS San Jose Grand Prix
Photo by Allan Hack
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Rusty Wallace MGD Thunderbird 1994 Miller 400
Photo by mandj98
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Rusty Wallace at the 1997 Pocono 500 1997 Pocono 500
Rusty Wallace was able to score a single win in 1997.
Photo by Mike Traverse
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Rusty Wallace at the 2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting Vendor Fair With Heidi Walczak at the 2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting Vendor Fair
2011 Walmart Shareholders' Meeting

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Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
January 18, 2003NASCAR Winston Cup PreviewKevin Harvick
Ryan Newman
Ricky Rudd
Rusty Wallace
Michael Waltrip
May 11, 2004NASCAR Media Conference: Most Memorable MomentsRichard Childress
Rick Crawford
Jonathan Gibson
Jeff Hammond
Larry McReynolds
Rusty Wallace
Humpy Wheeler
Robert Yates
November 2, 2004NASCAR Media ConferenceDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Rusty Wallace
August 2, 2006Indy Racing League Media ConferenceJohn Lewis
Rusty Wallace
August 2, 2006Indy Racing League Media ConferenceBrian Barnhart
Stan Clement
Wade Cunningham
Scott Dixon
Rusty Wallace
June 13, 2007Indy Racing League Media ConferenceMike Potekhen
Rusty Wallace
July 26, 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceKenny Wallace
Mike Wallace
Rusty Wallace
November 1, 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceRusty Wallace
November 15, 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Gordon
Rick Hendrick
Jimmie Johnson
Rusty Wallace
August 11, 2009NASCAR Media ConferenceRay Evernham
Rusty Wallace
May 23, 2012NASCAR Media Conference: NASCAR Hall of Fame AnnouncementBrian France
Brett Jewkes
November 15, 2012NASCAR Media ConferenceJimmie Johnson
Brad Keselowski
Rusty Wallace
February 8, 2013NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Rusty Wallace (Part 5/5)Brad Keselowski
Greg Wallace
Rusty Wallace
February 8, 2013NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Rusty WallaceGreg Wallace
Rusty Wallace
January 9, 2014NASCAR Preseason Thunder TestingBrad Keselowski
Rusty Wallace


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit Monogram 2960#2 Rusty Wallace Pontiac"Pontiac Excitement" 1:24 scale


Collectable Cards

Card Set List

Set & #CardDetails
1992 Maxx 2Rusty Wallace#2 Miller Genuine Draft Pontiac
1992 Maxx 2021991 Memorable MomentsRusty Wallace wins International Race of Champions
1992 Maxx 269Race 6: BristolValleydale Meats 500
Rusty Wallace #2 Miller Genuine Draft Pontiac
1992 Maxx 280Race 16: PoconoMiller Genuine Draft 500
Rusty Wallace #2 Miller Genuine Draft Pontiac
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC4Rusty Wallace#2 Miller Ford Thunderbird
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC53Screamin' Steel: Rusty Wallace Miller#2 Miller Ford Thunderbird
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC92Changin' Gears: Rusty Wallace#2 Miller Ford Thunderbird
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC1271995 Award Winners: Rusty Wallace (5th in Pts.)#2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford Thunderbird


Racing Record

Click on Racing in the navigation bar to see a list of the series and seasons included in the Library's racing records.

Winston Cup/Nextel Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19805729120011$22,760
19815132340001$12,895
19826418630000$7,655
1984143316300024$172,615
1985192867280028$205,875
1986637572902416$386,220
1987538182912916$528,760
19882446429261923$940,135
1989Champion417629461320$860,990
1990636762922916$794,014
19911035822922914$390,330
19921335562911512$556,465
199324446303101921$1,144,630
19943420731281720$1,416,120
19955424031021519$1,323,880
1996737173105818$1,665,315
1997935983211812$1,505,260
19984450133411521$2,133,435
1999841553441716$2,167,429
20007454434941220$3,037,720
2001744813601814$4,272,410
2002745743610717$4,090,050
20031439503600212$3,766,740
20041639603601311$4,447,300
2005861403600817$4,868,980

Busch Late Model Sportsman Series/
Busch Grand National/Busch Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19854055040033$31,570
19866219330012$12,248
1987311208120034$26,068
19885429760003$23,775
19895643070012$34,245
19931186410000$3,200
1997124010000$12,450
20047629620002$38,600
20056165060002$134,473

Craftsman Truck Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19968913810001$5,100

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
April 6, 1986Winston CupValleydale Meats 500Bristol, Tennessee
September 21, 1986Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville, Virginia
August 10, 1987Winston CupThe Budweiser at the GlenWatkins Glen, New York
November 8, 1987Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside, California
June 12, 1988Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside, California
June 26, 1988Winston CupMiller High Life 400Brooklyn, Michigan
March 5, 1989Winston CupGoodwrench 500North Carolina Motor Speedway
March 26, 1989Winston CupPontiac 400Richmond International Raceway
April 9, 1989Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor Speedway
August 13, 1989Winston CupBud at the GlenWatkins Glen International
August 20, 1989Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International Speedway
September 10, 1989Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond International Raceway
May 27, 1990Winston CupCoca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 10, 1990Winston CupBanquet 300Sears Point International Raceway
April 14, 1991Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor Speedway
July 21, 1991Winston CupMiller 500Pocono Raceway
September 12, 1992Winston CupMiller 400Richmond International Raceway
February 28, 1993Winston CupGoodwrench 500North Carolina Motor Speedway
April 4, 1993Winston CupFood City 500Bristol Motor Speedway
April 18, 1993Winston CupFirst Union 400North Wilkesboro Speedway
April 25, 1993Winston CupHanes 500Martinsville Speedway
July 11, 1993Winston CupSlick 50 300New Hampshire International Speedway
September 11, 1993Winston CupMiller 400Richmond International Raceway
September 19, 1993Winston CupSplitFire 500Dover Downs International Speedway
October 3, 1993Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro Speedway
October 24, 1993Winston CupAC Delco 500North Carolina Motor Speedway
November 14, 1993Winston CupHooters 500Atlanta Motor Speedway
February 27, 1994Winston CupGoodwrench 500North Carolina Motor Speedway
April 24, 1994Winston CupHanes 500Martinsville Speedway
June 5, 1994Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover Downs International Speedway
June 12, 1994Winston CupTeamwork 500Pocono Raceway
June 19, 1994Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International Speedway
August 27, 1994Winston CupGoody's 500Bristol Motor Speedway
September 18, 1994Winston CupSplitFire 500Dover Downs International Speedway
September 25, 1994Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville Speedway
April 23, 1995Winston CupHanes 500Martinsville Speedway
September 9, 1995Winston CupMiller 400Richmond International Raceway
April 21, 1996Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville Speedway
May 5, 1996Winston CupSave Mart 300Infineon Raceway
June 23, 1996Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International Speedway
July 21, 1996Winston CupMiller 500Pocono Raceway
August 24, 1996Winston CupGoody's 500Bristol Motor Speedway
March 2, 1997Winston CupPontiac Excitement 400Richmond International Raceway
October 25, 1998Winston CupDura Lube/Kmart 300Phoenix International Raceway
April 11, 1999Winston CupFood City 500Bristol Motor Speedway
March 26, 2000Winston CupFood City 500Bristol Motor Speedway
July 23, 2000Winston CupPennsylvania 500Pocono Raceway
August 20, 2000Winston CupPepsi 400 Presented by MeijerMichigan International Speedway
August 26, 2000Winston CupGoracing.com 500Bristol Motor Speedway
April 29, 2001Winston CupNAPA Auto Parts 500California Speedway
April 18, 2004Nextel CupAdvance Auto Parts 500Martinsville Speedway

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
March 16, 1980Winston CupAtlanta 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet16Penske72Running170/0$14,250
October 5, 1980Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet16Norton/Cam2/Gould2514Running121/0$8,510
May 24, 1981Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett2130Out (Accident)73/0$2,020
August 2, 1981Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac98Levi Garrett1921Out (Engine Failure)100/0$2,225
October 11, 1981Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick72Childs Tire196Running150/0$6,750
November 8, 1981Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick72Kangaroos3129Out (Oil Pressure)PE$1,900
February 14, 1982Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayBuick72Southland Fire Equipment1937Out (Engine Failure)52/0$4,500
March 21, 1982Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBuick72Southland Fire2335Out (Engine Failure)58/0$1,355
May 30, 1982Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayBuick72Southland Fire2329Out (Accident)76/0$1,800
February 19, 1984Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade2730Out (Accident)73/0$10,025
February 26, 1984Winston CupMiller High Life 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac88Gatorade516Running115/0$4,025
March 4, 1984Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1726Out (Accident)85/0$3,590
March 18, 1984Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1919Out (Water Pump)106/0$5,040
April 1, 1984Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1112Running127/0$4,560
April 8, 1984Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade2128Out (Cylinder Head)79/0$1,860
April 15, 1984Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayPontiac88Gatorade2430Out (Accident)78/5$3,405
April 29, 1984Winston CupSovran Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1415Running118/0$4,675
May 6, 1984Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac88Gatorade3131Out (Steering)75/5$4,580
May 12, 1984Winston CupCoors 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac88Gatorade106Running155/5$6,335
May 20, 1984Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1411Running130/0$6,085
May 27, 1984Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1215Running118/0$8,740
June 3, 1984Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayPontiac88Gatorade2820Running103/0$4,670
June 10, 1984Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayPontiac88Gatorade1517Running112/0$6,530
June 17, 1984Winston CupMiller 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1114Running121/0$7,965
July 4, 1984Winston CupPepsi FireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1420Running103/0$6,015
July 14, 1984Winston CupPepsi 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac88Gatorade618Running109/0$3,155
July 22, 1984Winston CupSummer 500Pocono RacewayPontiac88Gatorade126Running155/5$10,625
July 29, 1984Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1012Running127/0$8,035
August 12, 1984Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade835Out (Engine Failure)58/0$2,715
August 25, 1984Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1820Running103/0$3,020
September 2, 1984Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayPontiac88Gatorade184Running160/0$14,405
September 9, 1984Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac88Gatorade611Running130/0$4,580
September 16, 1984Winston CupDelaware 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1430Out (Accident)78/5$3,170
September 23, 1984Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade813Running129/5$5,015
October 7, 1984Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1414Running121/0$8,175
October 14, 1984Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade105Running160/5$7,510
October 21, 1984Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1426Out (Steering)85/0$4,095
November 11, 1984Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPontiac88Gatorade1615Running118/0$6,640
November 18, 1984Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayPontiac88Gatorade2626Running85/0$3,375




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