61-year old Mike Wallace made his return to NASCAR competition, his first start in five years, earlier this season at the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on July 4th.
After a 24th-place finish in that start, Wallace will return to the JD Motorsports No. 0 machine in two upcoming races.
The team announced on Monday that Wallace will run the upcoming events at Road America on August 8th and Daytona Road Course on August 15th.
Wallace is ready to get back to doing what he knows how to do — racing.
“Like I said before, racers are racers and that’s what we’re going to do again,” said Wallace who has over 800-career starts in NASCAR National Series competition. “The results at Indy weren’t what we wanted, but the improvements throughout the race left me feeling I still have some laps in me.
“I called Johnny Davis, talked it over with him and we put the deal together to run Road America and Daytona coming up in a few weeks. The Daytona race should be really interesting since there will be zero practice or qualifying on a layout we haven’t raced before. At least we’ll be on an equal level.”
According to the team release, Wallace will have associate sponsorship in place from Market Scan Information Systems, Unker’s Therapeutic Products and Doggett Residential & Commercial Concrete. Additional sponsorship room is available.
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