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Oh Joy, Steve Wallace to Make His Truck Series Debut at Atlanta

FONTANA, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  Steve Wallace, driver of the #66 5-Hour Energy Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Stater Bros. 300 at Auto Club Speedway on February 19, 2010 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Horn FanSenior Writer IFebruary 28, 2010

Rusty Wallace Racing's Steve Wallace and Billy Ballew Motorsports officially announced that Wallace would be making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Atlanta.

Wallace will be driving the No. 15 BBM Toyota on March 6, in the Atlanta 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Red Top Auction on board as sponsor and will have veteran crew chief Kevin "Cowboy" Starland calling the shots.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity to run my first truck race next weekend in Atlanta," Wallace said.

Hm, should "Dennis the Menace" (as some fans call young Wallace), rear his ugly head start taking out the competition like he does in the Nationwide Series races.

I can almost guarantee you, he won't be excited and will wish he never raced in the truck series. Because he'll just get dumped and wrecked out of the race.

While the Truck Series is known for it's rough and tough image, where drivers beat and bang on each other all race long.

You just don't see many instances where a driver just can't control his truck making needless mental errors or because he just can't pass someone so you just knock them out of your way like Wallace does.

Think I'm full of bleep? Look no further than yesterday's Sam's Town 300, when late in the race Wallace could not pass Colin Braun for 11th and just dumps the rookie for the position.

He currently drives the No. 66 5 Hour Energy Toyota for RWR in the Nationwide Series. Going back to last season, he's riding a streak of five consecutive top-10 finishes after Vegas and sits sixth in the points after three races.

Regardless how much Wallace continues to improve, one thing hasn't and that's the simple fact.

That he just continues to make too many stupid mistakes, just recklessly taking out his competitors and point wise as the season rolls on, we'll see him fall out of the top 10.

It definitely will be exciting to see the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series get back into action at Atlanta, but don't blink or you'll miss Wallace wrecking to bring out a caution rather than being the one causing the caution out of his own stupidity.

 

 

 

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