Wallace to test IndyCar

UPDATE #2 To prepare for his role as an analyst for ABC Sports' and ESPN's coverage of the 2006 IRL IndyCar Series season, Rusty Wallace will drive an IndyCar Series car on Thursday, March 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Wallace won the 1989 NASCAR championship and scored 55 NASCAR Cup Series victories in his racing career. He retired after the 2005 season and drove the past 15 years for Roger Penske, the winningest car owner in Indianapolis 500 history. The Indy Racing League kicks off its Open Test at Homestead-Miami Speedway March 2-6. The IRL returns to the Sunshine State for the IndyCar Series' Toyota Indy 300 and Indy Pro Series' Miami 100 at the 1.5-mile oval, both on March 26. Homestead-Miami Speedway PR

02/24/06 This rumor is upgraded to 'fact' today. Rusty Wallace will drive one of Penske Racing's IRL cars Thursday at the league's open test at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He wants to learn more about Indy cars before becoming one of the league's TV broadcasters this season. Indy Star

02/20/06 According to Autosport, Veteran NASCAR Nextel Cup racer Rusty Wallace is to test a Penske Racing IndyCar at Homestead next month as he prepares to become one of the IRL announcers.

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