Rusty Wallace Net Worth

Rusty Wallace Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Russell William Wallace Jr. net worth is
$40 Million

Russell William Wallace Jr. Wiki Biography

Russell William Wallace, Jr. was born on the 14th August 1956, in Arnold, Missouri USA, and is probably best known for being a former professional race car driver, who was a NASCAR Winston Cup Champion. He is also recognized as a current NASCAR and ESPN analyst. Besides that, Russell is the host of the TV show “NASCAR Angels”. His professional racing career was active from 1979 to 2005.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Rusty Wallace is, as of mid- 2016? Sources estimate that Rusty counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $40 million, with the main source of this sum of money being his career as a professional race car driver. Other sources are coming from his careers as an analyst and TV host. He is also the owner of a racing team.

Rusty Wallace Net Worth $40 Million

Rusty Wallace is the son of Judy and Russ Wallace, who was a champion racer in Missouri. He spent his childhood with two younger brothers, who are also NASCAR drivers – Mike and Kenny Wallace. Under the influence of their father, he and his brothers became very interested in racing.

Rusty made his race car driving debut in 1973 at Lake hill Speedway near Valley Park, Missouri. That was only the beginning of his domination on the tracks, as he made a name for himself winning a number of track championships around the Mid-West. Thanks to that, he became a member of the United States Auto Club’s (USAC’s) stock car division in 1979, and in the same year won Rookie of the Year honors, finishing third. Two years later, at the same championship he finished second, increasing his net worth by a large margin.

Prior to that time, Rusty began competing for in NASCAR, finishing in second position in his debut NASCAR race, driving No. 16 for Roger Penske in the 1980 Atlanta 500. He continued to race successfully, and in 1983 he won the American Speed Association (ASA) championship. Soon he won the NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors, after which he began to drive the No. 2 Valugard Pontiac for Cliff Stewart. However, he switched to drive the No. 27 Valugard Pontiac for Raymond Beadle’s Blue Max Racing team, and soon he won the 1986 Bristol Motor Speedway. During 1987 he won Watkins Glen and Riverside championships, and in the following year he scored six wins, finishing second in the championship to Bill Elliott by 24 points.

Furthermore, in 1989 Rusty won the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Championship, and in 1991 he was an IROC champion. However, his best season was 1993, when he won the 1993 Food City 500 at Bristol Speedway, at the same time as his friend Alan Kulwicki died in a plane accident, so he dedicated the victory to him by doing Kulwicki’s trademark reverse “Polish Victory Lap”. The season he ended in the top three, contributing further to his net worth.

After the 1993 season, Rusty continued to line up success after success until 2002, and his last victory came two years later, when he won the Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His last competition was in the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup, after which he retired.

However, he stayed in the sports industry as an analyst for NASCAR and ESPN, which have increased his net worth further. Beside that, he founded his racing team named Rusty Wallace Racing.

Thanks to his successful involvement in the race sports, Rusty has been inducted into several halls of fame, including the National Motorsports Press Association (2010), the NASCAR (2013), and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (2014).

If to talk about his personal life, Rusty Wallace has been married to Patti Hall since 1980; the couple has three children. His son is Stephen Wallace, who is also NASCAR driver. In his spare time, Rusty is known as a huge fan of flying, and he is known as a pilot, who owns several airplanes. He currently resides with his family in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Full NameRusty Wallace
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1956
Place Of BirthArnold, Missouri, United States
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionRacing driver
SpousePatti Wallace
ChildrenSteve Wallace, Greg Wallace, Katie Wallace
ParentsJudy Wallace, Russell Wallace Sr.
SiblingsKenny Wallace, Mike Wallace
TV ShowsNASCAR Countdown
1After winning a race, Rusty was asked if there was going to be a party tonight, Rusty replied "What do you think, we're sponsored by a beer company for Christsake!"
1Appeared in a commercial for "USfidelis" auto insurance. [2009]
2Father of Nascar driver Steve Wallace.
3Rusty was close friends with Dale Earnhardt, who perished in a crash at at Daytona Motor Speedway on 18 February 2001.
4Retired as a driver at the end of the 2005 NASCAR season.
5Retiring after the 2005 season
6Older brother of Nascar drivers Kenny Wallace and Mike Wallace.
7Is a licensed pilot and often flies himself to the track on race day.
8Was lucky enough to win the final NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held at Riverside International Raceway in June, 1988
9In a race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol Tennessee 1988?, he was involved in a crash where he had stopped breathing. Dr Jerry Punch, a pit reporter and licensed MD revived him.
10Races with his brothers Mike Wallace and Kenny Wallace.
111984 Winston Cup rookie of the year
12NASCAR Winston Cup champion in 1989.


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