SOUTHEAST: Kenny Wallace to Race in 6th Annual USCS “Thunder in Carolina” on Friday

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April 10, 2014 — official release — Midwest Racing News photo — GASTONIA, N.C. – Veteran NASCAR driver, TV commentator and dirt track star Kenny Wallace will compete in the Stock Car Steel UMP Modified portion of the 6th annual USCS “Thunder in Carolina” in his #36 JEG’S sponsored open wheel modified car Friday night at Carolina  Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Wallace is looking to improve on his most recent performance, finishing in the runner-up position behind car owner Kyle Strickler during the March 15th season opener at the speedway.

Wallace also finished in the runner-up spot behind Ken Schrader in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified series season opener at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on March 1st.

The Midwesterner from Arnold, Missouri, who currently calls Concord, North Carolina home, will wheel the North Carolina-based Kyle Strickler owned #36 JEG’s (performance parts) sponsored Modified, with Strickler providing the chassis and Wallace providing his own power plant.

Kenny Wallace has 900 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions. He competed in a record 543 NASCAR Nationwide races and additionally has 344 Sprint Cup and 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.

Friday night’s action packed racing card is headlined by the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour “Spring Speed Xplosion” for winged sprint cars. Drivers from at least ten states are pre-entered for the contest billed as the USCS vs. URC North vs. South Shootout for the winged warriors who reach speeds approaching 130 miles per hour at Carolina Speedway.

Wallace and a talented field of Stock Car Steel UMP Modifieds, the SECA Late Models, USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints and Tilley Harley Davidson Renegade divisions complete a full night of high speed family entertainment for fans at the 3/8 mile clay oval.

Carolina Speedway is located at 6335 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28058. For information about the event, go to the speedway’s website at or call 704-869-0313.

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