MOORESVILLE, N.C. — 1989 NASCAR Cup champion Rusty Wallace will return to the cockpit of a race car June 12 at The Milwaukee Mile.
Wallace has committed to participating in the Howie Lettow Memorial 150, which will be sanctioned by the ASA Midwest Tour. Wallace won the 1983 ASA national championship.
The race honors the late Lettow, a former standout ASA crew chief who mentored many young drivers. The event will benefit the MACC Fund, dedicated to childhood cancer and blood disorder research.
The June event will mark only Wallace’s third time at the helm of a race car in competition, following his 2005 retirement from NASCAR’s premier series.
Wallace will pilot a No. 66 super late model in the event; the car was previously campaigned in 2012 by his youngest son, Steve. The younger Wallace is also scheduled to compete in the Milwaukee event, piloting a sister car to his father’s.
Wallace owns five victories at Milwaukee in USAC and ASA competition.
“I’m really excited about racing at Milwaukee again,” said Wallace. “I have a lot of great memories of that place from over the years. While I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun, believe me, we’re going there to try and win the race too. There are a lot of great race fans in the Midwest and hopefully the ASA Midwest Tour will put on a great show for them, all the while benefiting a good cause.”
Rusty and Steve Wallace will join other NASCAR drivers such as David Ragan, David Stremme and Tony Raines in the event.BREAKING NEWS: SPEED SPORT is back in print with a new monthly format! Subscribe for just $24.95. Special offer for former subscribers.