Kenny Wallace to Drive for RAB

The shuffling of drivers and teams in preparation for the 2011 NASCAR season continues, with more and more announcements regarding new tie-ups and switches being made by most of the teams who have had a troubled 2010 racing season.

RAB Racing, in an attempt to secure a better 2011 Nationwide run for the win, announced this week it had signed Kenny Wallace for the entire season. Wallace, who will be driving the No. 09 Toyota, is hoped to bring quite an extensive experience to the team.

"Having our plans in place before the Christmas holiday is great for team morale and will provide us with ample time to prepare for what we need to do for the upcoming season," said RAB co-owner Robby Benton.

"We've made significant changes at RAB Racing over the last few months in an effort to elevate our program."

“Our alliance with Toyota, the relationship we have with TRD and now adding Kenny to the mix, will bring some depth to our program. It also helps tremendously having a driver with Kenny's notoriety. People love him and hopefully we'll be able to reinvigorate his fan base."

The driver has some 800 events to his name in all the three NASCAR series, with his sheet showing 10 poles, 63 top-five finishes and 159 top-10s. He also has three Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver awards in his home display, received in 1991, 1994 and 2006.

"I've been nervous since the final 2010 Nationwide Series race at Homestead trying to find the right fit for next year and now I can finally sleep at night," Wallace added.
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