Mike Wallace and his 21-year-old daughter, Chrissy Wallace are scheduled to take part in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred's at Talladega Superspeedway on October 31. However, only the former has a guaranteed spot on the Talladega grid, while Chrissy has to earn her place in the race via the qualifying practice.
This will be Chrissy's 7th race in the Truck Series, as she made her debut in NASCAR's 3rd ranked series back in 2008, at Martinsville Speedway (Kroger 250). She then recorded a decent 18th place in the race. An additional 5 races to her part-time schedule last year brought her an encouraging 42nd spot in the point standings, though she never bettered her initial performance at Martinsville.
Chrissy will take the wheel of a Rick Ware Racing prepared truck, while her father “will pilot the No. 48 Chevrolet for Andy Hillenburg”, as reported by NASCAR media site. Mike will return to Talladega after a 5th place last year, while also making his first appearance in the NCWTS this season.
“Though this will mark the first time for a father-daughter duo, father-son combinations have appeared across NASCAR’s national racing series all throughout its 61-year history. Lee and Richard Petty; Richard and Kyle Petty; Bobby and Davey Allison; Buck and Buddy Baker; Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are just a few. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Mike and Dustin Skinner, the late Bobby Hamilton and Bobby Hamilton Jr., and Ron Hornaday Jr. and Ronnie Hornaday have raced each other,” noted the NASCAR official site.