A Heartfelt Thank You
May 21, 2007
Furniture Row Racing, #78 in the NEXTEL Cup series, and their driver Kenny Wallace were elated to discover that they won the fan vote to advance into the field for the NASCAR NEXTEL ALL-Star Challenge last Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the Kenny fans, and supporters of the #78 team. The organization greatly appreciates your time and effort to make this opportunity to race in the CHALLENGE a reality.
Wallace and crew finished 18th in the NEXTEL OPEN, however after winning the fan vote, the team was automatically granted a 21st starting position in the ALL-STAR CHALLENGE. Kenny fought his way up through the field and dodged wrecks to finish sixteenth.
General Manager, Joe Garone was notified shortly before the CHALLENGE that the team would be racing in the epic event. It made for an exciting, action packed weekend where Colorado’s Cup team gained more than just exposure, but also the opportunity to test.
Garone states, “We had a fun weekend. We were really excited that Kenny and Furniture Row Racing's fans voted Kenny into the CHALLENGE. This allowed us the opportunity to bring a car we had never run, and use the races as a test session. The car didn't run as well as the car we have slated for the 600 race, but we achieved good direction as to what to do to make it a better handling car. The 600 test went well and we look forward to the challenge facing us this weekend.”
Once again, Furniture Row Racing and Kenny Wallace would like to thank the fans for making this year’s ALL-STAR CHALLENGE an awesome event for our organization