Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NASCAR Hall Adds Wallace's 2000 Ford Taurus

As part of the revamped Glory Road set to debut on Saturday, Jan. 11, the NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced the seventh of nine exclusive sneak peeks included in the exhibit. The 2000 No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Taurus that Rusty Wallace drove to his 50th career win will join the 18 historic cars that will comprise the exhibit. The reveal took place during a Q&A with Rusty Wallace at the NASCAR Hall of Fame today, approximately one month from the public opening of the new Glory Road exhibit. 

Wallace, a 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, drove the 2000 No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Taurus to his 50th career victory at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the same track where he had his first career win in 1986. During the 2000 season with team owner Roger Penske, Wallace picked up four wins and led all drivers with nine poles. Wallace began his NASCAR premier series career in 1980 making a bold statement by finishing second in his inaugural race in Atlanta. Over the years, he became known as a master of the short tracks. During his NASCAR premier series career, Wallace racked up the 1989 championship title, 55 victories and finished in the top 10 in points for 17 of his 22 full seasons as a driver. He retired from driving in 2005 and became a respected broadcaster. 

Glory Road, which features 18 historic stock cars encircling the Great Hall, has served as one of the Hall’s most prominent focal points since opening. Glory Road 2.0 will see 18 new cars that reflect the six generations of premier series race cars that have been driven and built by some of the sport’s most celebrated drivers, owners and mechanics.  

To mark this major exhibit revamp, the Hall will provide an exclusive sneak peek of artifacts in the coming weeks via in-person and social media unveils. The nine debuts will culminate with a behind-the-scenes media preview of all 18 cars in January. Prior to each Glory Road 2.0 announcement, stay tuned to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on nascarhall.comFacebookTwitter and Instagram for sneak peek details of the NASCAR stock cars that will find a new home in this exhibit.  

Already announced as part of Glory Road 2.0 are Buck Baker's "Black Widow"1957 Chevrolet, Jeff Gordon's 1994 Chevrolet Lumina, Tony Stewart's 2011 Chevrolet Impala, Ned Jarrett's 1966 Ford Fairlane, Jimmie Johnson's 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, Bobby Allison's 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle and Wallace's 2000 Ford Taurus.

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