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NASCAR's First Father-Daughter Duo To Compete At Talladega

For the first time in NASCAR’s history, a father-daughter duo will race in a national series event. Mike Wallace (r) and his 21-year-old daughter, Chrissy Wallace, are slated to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred's at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 31. (John Harrelson / The Spokesman-Review)
For the first time in NASCAR’s history, a father-daughter duo will race in a national series event. Mike Wallace (r) and his 21-year-old daughter, Chrissy Wallace, are slated to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred's at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 31. (John Harrelson / The Spokesman-Review)

Mike Wallace and his 21-year-old daughter, Chrissy Wallace, are slated to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred's at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 31.

Courtesy: NASCAR Media Relations

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2009) – For the first time in NASCAR’s history, a father-daughter duo will race in a national series event.

Mike Wallace and his 21-year-old daughter, Chrissy Wallace, are slated to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred's at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 31.

Mike Wallace will pilot the No. 48 Chevrolet for Andy Hillenburg. He has 113 series starts with four wins and finished fifth last season in the NCWTS race at Talladega.

Chrissy will be behind the wheel of an entry for Rick Ware Racing. She is without a guaranteed starting position in the field and must earn a spot in qualifying. The younger Wallace made her series debut at Martinsville Speedway in 2008. She finished ninth in the ARCA Re/MAX Series race at Talladega last year.

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.




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