In the spotlight: Rusty Wallace

Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2002

HOMETOWN: Fenton, Mo.

LIVES: Lake Norman, N.C.

DRIVES: No. 2 Miller Lite Ford for Penske South Racing

2001 RECORD: One victory, eight top-fives and 14 top-10s to finish seventh in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Won the 1989 Winston Cup Series Championship

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: His 54 career victories have been worth $29.7 million in career earnings.

PERSONAL NOTES: Older brother to NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace and Mike Wallace. First job was fixing vacuum cleaners for his uncle. Won the 1983 American Speed Association championship before moving to NASCAR. Once crashed while waving to the crowd after winning a race. An avid pilot who is licensed to fly both jets and helicopters. Would be a commercial pilot if he wasn't racing. Holds the Winston Cup record for winning at least one race in each of the past 16 years.

HOBBIES: Flying, scuba diving, boating and golf

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