Newly elected NASCAR Hall of Fame member and Iowa Speedway designer / co-owner Rusty Wallace will be on hand on Saturday, September 15 for a special fan tribute leading up to the track’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 200-lap race.
Those in attendance will have a chance to meet and talk with Wallace, a NASCAR legend and winner of 55 Cup Series races, who will be inducted into the prestigious NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on February 8.
Wallace will also participate in the ‘Fan Appreciation’ pre-race ceremonies, and will be honored when majority track owners Conrad and Stan Clement are joined by four lucky fans to present the 1989 NASCAR champion with an Iowa Speedway ‘Tribute Plaque’ to commemorate his Hall of Fame induction.
“We are so proud of Rusty Wallace’s accomplishments throughout his incredibly successful NASCAR career,” said Stan Clement, President of Iowa Speedway. “Those accomplishments, and his untiring support of NASCAR racing over the years, are among the many reasons he is the youngest member to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We are looking forward to honoring him at our NASCAR Truck race, along with thousands of his fans, before he is formally inducted in Charlotte.”
Wallace will also drive one of the Official Pace Trucks for the initial start of the ‘American Ethanol 200 presented by Hy-Vee’, accompanied by two other selected race fans that will join Wallace in the Owner’s Suite to watch the final racing event of the 2012 season.
“I am honored and humbled by the outpouring of support for my induction in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, particularly from Iowa Speedway fans who have been so supportive over the years,” Wallace said. “This NASCAR Truck race weekend is really about the fans, and I’m really pleased that my schedule allows me to come to Iowa and meet many of them personally.”
Iowa Speedway PR