Brad Keselowski Recalls a Hilarious Incident Involving Rusty Wallace and a Missing Suit

Published 01/09/2022, 1:20 PM EST
MARTINSVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 21: Rusty Wallace, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, looks on during NASCAR Nextel Cup Subway 500 Qualifying on October 21, 2005 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Rusty Wallace enjoyed a fairly long career in NASCAR, from 1980 until 2005. Interestingly, he also drove a NASCAR car in 2014 at the Daytona International Speedway. On that particular occasion, the 1989 Cup Series champion drove the #2 ‘Blue Deuce’ machine for the final time. Recently, fellow former Penske driver Brad Keselowski recalled that day and spoke about a hilarious incident.

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He quipped, “Think this is the infamous event where his fire suit that went missing the day after. Still wondering who has it and where it went“. As it turned out, it was Wallace’s last racing suit, and it was supposedly in the Team Penske shop. This took place during that year’s pre-season testing at the Daytona International Speedway. It is also worth noting that Wallace’s involvement was part of a Miller Lite promotion for its old-style beer cans.

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According to Rusty’s son, Greg Wallace, it was an important piece of memorabilia to the family. So it was fairly gutting for the Wallace clan and the team to find out that it was lost, or worse, stolen. Keselowski himself was a bit invested in the story, as Rusty Wallace was one of his predecessors in the #2 Penske.

Brad Keselowski is looking forward to the 2022 season

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Now, after a decade in the Team Penske stable, Keselowski has moved to Roush Fenway Racing for 2022. In other words, he is in a brand new team, driving a brand new Gen 7 car, and will race at a new track at the LA Coliseum. So, the 2012 Cup Series champion may have his work cut out for him, but he will not give up so easily.

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 22: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 22, 2021 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

One of his biggest focuses will be to build up the Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing team with his experience. Additionally, he will also be linking up with teammate Chris Buescher. Meanwhile, Team Penske has a young talented driver taking Keselowski’s vacant Penske seat, Austin Cindric.

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It will be fascinating to see how the 2022 season pans out for Keselowski and RFK Racing.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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