Another Wallace headed to NASCAR

Chrissy Wallace plays basketball and softball, a sport in which she fielded college scholarship offers. But, she said, "I realized last year that racing was my true dream." Her dad has never pushed her toward racing. "I don't care what she decides to do — doctor, lawyer, driver, whatever," Mike Wallace said. "Just as long as she's happy." Later this year, she plans to move into a late model stock car, racking at tracks in Hickory and Concord. When she turns 18 in May, she intends to seek sponsorship for a ride in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series. "I'd like to race with her," Mike Wallace said. "A father-daughter race would be pretty cool." If she's successful there, that could lead to the Busch Series and perhaps eventually to the top-level Nextel Cup. Wallace said she loves softball, but "my heart is set on NASCAR and to be the first successful female driver (in the series)." WCNC

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