Having another racer on radio will help

Nextel Cup driver Kenny Wallace will serve as chief spotter and coach for nephew Steve Wallace for the remaining Busch Series races.

Updated: May 18, 2007, 5:14 PM ET
Associated Press

As if Kenny Wallace didn't have enough to do on race weekends, he's adding another chore to his list.

Kenny Wallace
Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesKenny Wallace will be a comforting voice on the other end of the radio for nephew Steve Wallace.

Wallace, who drives full-time in the Cup series and is host of a prerace cable TV show, will serve as chief spotter and coach for nephew Steve Wallace for the remaining Busch series races.

The 19-year-old, who drives for his father's team, Rusty Wallace Inc., is the youngest full-time Busch driver. He has 30 starts since making his debut in 2005.

"We're a lot alike, and we really get along," Kenny Wallace said. "I totally think that having another racer on the radio with Steve is going to help him a ton, and I'm excited about the chance to help him earn his first Busch series win."

In 10 Busch seasons, Kenny Wallace finished in the top 10 in points nine times and never finished worse than 11th.

Stewart hits the pits

Two-time Cup champion Tony Stewart will test his broadcast talents Saturday, when he works as a pit reporter for Speed.

Stewart will work during the qualifying event for the Nextel All-Star Challenge, NASCAR's annual all-star race. The top two finishers will advance to the main event, which Stewart is racing in.

"Our announce team is like the New York Yankees -- we have All-Stars at every position," said Speed producer Frank Wilson.

Carl Edwards, J.J. Yeley and A.J. Allmendinger have agreed to be Speed pit reporters if they fail to make the All-Star Challenge.

It's all part of Speed's first prime-time broadcast of a Nextel Cup race.


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