Matt Wallace to Make NXS Debut
at New Hampshire for JGL Racing
MOORESVILLE, NC (July 16, 2015) - Matt Wallace, son of NASCAR veteran racer Mike Wallace, will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 19-year old racer will pilot the No. 26 Toyota for JGL Racing in the running of the Lakes Region 200 at the one-mile flat oval in the Granite State.
"This is an absolute thrill and honor," said Wallace. "I am getting to do what a lot of teenagers in the world today would love to do. This program came together very quickly and I appreciate the opportunity that everyone at JGL Racing has given me."
Wallace has been doing plenty of racing this year and has a busy schedule ahead of him in the coming weeks. He is currently racing Late Models for his family owned team. Matt also made his ARCA Series debut in May where he came home with a 10th-place finish at Toledo Speedway. After his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut this weekend, Wallace will next race in the ARCA Racing Series next weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and then will return to the No. 26 Toyota for JGL Racing the following weekend at Iowa Speedway.
The No. 26 team will once again be led by crew chief Kenny Evans. Last race out, the Evans led No. 26 Toyota came home with a 24th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway with driver Timmy Hill after the combo posted a strong 11th-place showing in Daytona the week before.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Matt Wallace to the JGL Racing team," added James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing. "His father Mike has raced for us and it is neat to now put his son into one of our cars. Our JGL Racing organization has some exciting things happening and it has been fun bringing along young talented racers such as Matt."
The running of the Lakes Region 200 will be Saturday July 18th and can be seen LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 4:00 pm ET. It can also be heard on Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius Channel 90.