Rusty Wallace Returns to Daytona, Tests Penske’s NASCAR Racer

Rusty Wallace, 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, will be returning to the track in a NASCAR race car as a test driver for Team Penske’s Miller Lite Ford.
Team Penske No.2 Fusion 1 photo
The NASCAR test is scheduled today at Daytona International Speedway and coincides with the 25th anniversary of Wallace’s 1989 Sprint Cup Series win and the approaching 40th anniversary of the original Miller Lite beer.

Wallace, who will be driving a No.2 Penske racer after nearly nine years, will be wearing a firesuit with the original Miller Lite logo. The same retro scheme will be featured on Brad Keselowski’s suit during the upcoming Daytona 500.

"I am pretty pumped up about this," said Wallace. "This is a big deal, and I can't wait to get the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford up to speed - especially at Daytona. This will be my first time driving the new Gen-6 car, and I think it will give me a better perspective on how I cover the races for ESPN as an analyst. This is going to be a lot of fun, yet there is also a business component too. I can't thank Miller Lite, ESPN and Team Penske enough for giving me this opportunity. Man, what a fantastic way to start the year."


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories