(NEW YORK) — Rusty Wallace will be a part of the 2013 NASCAR hall of fame class and the man who spent a lot of time working with Wallace couldn’t be more happy.
Roger Penske saw Wallace cruise the No.2 Miller-sponsored car into victory lane 37 times in Sprint Cup action during his time with Penske Racing from 1991-2005.
“We are proud of the successful legacy of the No. 2 Miller Lite car and Rusty Wallace is a large part of that. There was never any doubt, in my mind, that he would quickly become a Hall of Famer,” Penske said in a statement on Friday. “Each of his 37 wins in the iconic Miller car will be forever etched in the history of Penske Racing. We thank Rusty for all of his contributions to our organization and congratulate him on becoming one of the newest members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.”
Wallace’s best season was in 1993 under Penske when he won a series-leading 10 wins.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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