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Rusty Wallace
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Rusty Wallace in 1997.
Born Russell William Wallace, Jr.
August 14, 1956 (1956-08-14) (age 64)
Arnold, Missouri, U.S.
Achievements 1989 Winston Cup Series Champion
1991 IROC Champion
1983 ASA Champion
1990 Coca-Cola 600 Winner
1989 The Winston Winner
1998 Bud Shootout Winner
Awards NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee (2013)
International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee (2013)
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame inductee (2010)
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee (2014)
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee (1998)
Named a Missouri Sports Legend by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (2006)
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2011)
NMPA Myers Brothers Award winner (2005)
Two-time NMPA Richard Petty Driver of the Year (1988, 1993)
NASCAR Illustrated Person of the Year (2005)
North Carolina's Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2005)
Delaware's Order of the First State (2005)
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
1984 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1979 USAC Stock Car Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Cup Series career
706 races run over 25 years
Best finish 1st (1989)
First race 1980 Atlanta 500 (Atlanta)
Last race 2005 Ford 400 (Homestead)
First win 1986 Valleydale 500 (Bristol)
Last win 2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
55 349 36
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
42 races run over 9 years
Best finish 32nd (1987)
First race 1985 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Last race 2005 O'Reilly Challenge (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 18 2
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 92nd (1996)
First race 1996 DeVilbiss Superfinish 200 (Nazareth)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of December 21, 2012.

Russell William "Rusty" Wallace, Jr. (born August 14, 1956) is an American former racing driver. He has won the 1984 NASCAR Cup series Rookie of the Year and the 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion. Over the years, Wallace has been inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame (2013), the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (2013), the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (2014) and the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame (2010).

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