Rusty Wallace enjoys successful ‘out of the box’ experience at Daytona Ferrari event
Rusty Wallace came out of retirement to compete in the Ferrari Finali Mondiali, a four-day event that took place at Daytona International Speedway over the weekend.
The 1989 NASCAR Premier Series champion proved he still has what it takes to go fast on the Daytona high banks, this time in an iconic red Ferrari sports car.
On Sunday, Wallace finished 10th in the 27-car Trofeo Pirelli World Finalfield. Driving for Risi Competizione/Ferrari of Houston throughout the weekend, he also collected a third-place podium finish in the Professional, North America class.
“I told myself that after the struggles we’d had, that if I could walk out with a solid top 10 in the finals I’d be happy,” Wallace said. “The team did great and I learned a ton. We’ve been here five days, run 1,000 laps and we don’t have a dent on the car.
“This was totally out of the box for me. It was a great opportunity from Ferrari, Risi and Daytona. We had a nice solid run and we had a lot of NASCAR fans here, too.”