Rusty Wallace’s Short Track Dominance

Seth and Sutton Sharp

October 3, 2019

Rusty Wallace entered the 1993 Winston Cup season with 21 career victories. Eight of his triumphs came at short-tracks.

Something clicked for Wallace and his team in 1993 as they dominated the short-track circuit, finishing first or second in all eight races.

Richmond International Raceway

Pontiac Excitement 400: 2nd (0/400)
Miller Genuine Draft 400: 1st (206/400)

Bristol International Speedway
Food City 500: 1st (376/500)
Bud 500: 2nd (409/500)

North Wilkesboro Speedway
First Union 400: 1st (120/400)
Tyson/Holly Farms 400: 1st (181/400)

Martinsville Speedway
Hanes 500: 1st (409/500)
Goody’s 500: 2nd (61/500)

(Laps Led/Total Laps in parenthesis)

Wallace led an incredible 1,762 of 3,600 laps over those eight races, which comes out to almost 49% of all the laps completed there.

To add to Wallace’s dominance on smaller tracks, he also took home the checkered flag at both races at North Carolina Motor Speedway, leading over 179 laps in both events. He also posted a fifth and a third at Darlington Raceway, while also taking home the inaugural victory at New Hampshire International Speedway.


Updated: October 3, 2019 — 11:20 pm

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