Like so many young drivers today, Chrissy Wallace is still searching high and low for that one company that will sign on the dotted line to sponsor her in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
She joins the ranks of hundreds of other talented, aspiring drivers across the country who have their racing careers stuck in netural due too a lack of funding.
But Chrissy does have one advantage going for her.
Through her dad Mike Wallace, she may have a few options, but they also come with her needing to have secured a sponsor first.
But even sadder is the fact that her uncle Rusty Wallace owns Rusty Wallace Racing. I just don't understand why she's not racing for him.
While she would love to run full-time should she find the sponsorship backing, she's also not opposed to running a part-time schedule either.
No doubt loaded talent wise, Chrissy has worked her way up the NASCAR ladder. She's won races in anything she's raced, be it in Karts, Thunder Roadsters, Bandeleros, Quarter Midgets, Pro-Challenge, Late Models, or Legend Cars, were see's won 40 races.
She's the only female driver to win a Super Late Model race at Hickory Motor Speedway, and she's won five races at the historic track.
Chrissy also won the 2005 Winter Heat Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway. She's won six of 10 races in Arena Racing USA.
Back in 2006, Chrissy ran a couple of races for Germain Racing, picking up a 18th place finish, but was dropped by the team for lack of sponsor funding.
In 2009, Chrissy and her dad made history, becoming the first father/daughter to race each other in a National Touring Series event as competitors when they faced off at Talladega.
Chrissy ran a very impressive race, finishing 13th. She definitely earned bragging points by beating her dad, who finished 28th.
It's just a shame to see a race driver with her resume struggle to reach the next level simply because she lacks the funds to do it.
I do still hope with less than a month till the 2010 season kicks off that she's able to find that elusive sponsor that will get her on the track racing were she belongs.
Authors Note: I originally intended to put this piece in the next issue of my Truck Series news update, but figured it's a great stand alone piece.
I also have homework for anyone planning to cover races from the media center. I wanted you to ask Rusty why Chrissy isn't racing for him and let us all know here on B/R. Because the man is clueless when it comes to God-given talent.