The legend of ‘The Wrecker’ Steve Wallace grows. The Nationwide driver, whom many writers liken to a poor-man’s Kyle Busch when it comes to track etiquette, took his act to a new level during Saturday night’s Nationwide race at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill. While fighting for the 10th position, rookie Scott Lagasse went to the inside of Wallace in the first turn. Wallace did not give much room and wound up against the wall. What happened next is what makes Wallace such a special case.
Rather than head straight to pit road to repair his car, Wallace chased down Lagasse and swerved his car into Lagasse’s car several times – without making contact. Wallace was penalized two laps. It was not his last penalty of the race. Wallace later incurred a one-lap penalty for flipping the bird at Lagasse’s crew. Lagasse was eventually taken out by Brendan Gaughan – Wallace’s teammate. Video after the jump.
Steve Wallace, 21, is the son of Rusty Wallace and drives for his team. Rusty said Steve will drive in the Nationwide Series for another year before making the jump to the Cup. That’s probably a good idea.
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