Fresh off her ASA Late Model championship at Lebanon I-44 Speedway, Chrissy Wallace has been tabbed to run the ARCA season finale at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway next month.
The Toledo ARCA 200, presented by Federated Car Care, will be held on Sunday, October 16 to wrap up the 2011 season for the ARCA Series. The 200-lap event on the half-mile paved oval will be shown live on SPEED TV.
Wallace, 23 and the daughter of NASCAR driver Mike, is the first female to clinch an ASA championship, which she did earlier this month at I-44 Speedway. She is currently in a tight battle for the ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Oil National championship and the ASA West Series championship awaiting outcomes from other tracks.
Cunningham Motorsports has a long association with Andrews, who won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 1992 with driver Alan Kulwicki, who will utilize his veteran expertise to guide Wallace’s ARCA effort. This will be her third career ARCA start, with her two previous ones taking place in 2008 at Pocono and Talladega, where she finished ninth.
Marketing and sponsorship opportunities are available for this race shown live on the nationally-recognized network of SPEED TV.
“This is a great opportunity for me and exactly what I was hoping would happen with my success in the ASA Late Model championship,” Wallace said. “I know the team at Cunningham Motorsports fields great entries and I’m looking forward to driving for them at Toledo.
“Working with Paul is an added bonus because he’s been a friend of the family back when we all lived in St. Louis. He’s a proven success in working with young drivers like me; which will shorten my learning curve at track.
“We’re still looking for some sponsorship to help out in the effort. ARCA has some great competition in their series and the racing is pretty intense. I’m looking forward to racing with them in Toledo and would like to thank Cunningham Motorsports and Paul for this opportunity.”
In addition to her two previous ARCA starts, Wallace also has two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts and seven in the Camping World Truck Series.
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