Rusty Wallace Biography

( 1956 - )
February 19, 2020
First published on:January 21, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Rusty Wallace

Date of Birth: 1956, August 14
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign:: leo
Birth Name Russell William "Rusty" Wallace, Jr.
Birth Place Arnold, Missouri
Famous Name Rusty Wallace
Father Russell Wallace Sr.
Mother Judy Wallace
Net Worth $40 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Yes
Married to Patti Wallace (m. 1980)
Divorce N/A
Children 3

Considered one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Rusty William is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Champion as well as the prominent member of the four stock car racing’s major halls of fame: the Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame (2010), the NASCAR Hall of Fame (2013), the Intl. Motorsports Hall of Fame (2013), and the Motorsports Hall of America (2014).

Rusty Wallace was born as Rusty William “Rusty” Wallace, Jr. on 14 August 1956, in Arnold, Missouri, United States. He is an American who belongs to white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Rusty Wallace Net Worth, Salary, & Career Earnings In 2020

Rusty Wallace has an estimated net worth of $40 million, mostly earned through his racing career. Furthermore, his total career disclosed earning is reported $39,172,047. 

Additionally, he owns 6,474 square-foot waterfront home with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, heated pool, spa with a waterfall, and a beach with a fire pit in Cornelius, North Carolina (NC), US. He purchased the lavish mansion in 2010 for $2,750,000. 

He is popular on social media. He has huge fans and admirers on Instagram and Twitter.  Recent updates about his life, bio, and career can be taken from Wiki.

Rusty Wallace Personal Life

Rusty Wallace is a married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with his sweetheart Patti Wallace in 1960. They together have three children named Greg, Katie, and Steve Wallace.

Driver Rusty Wallace with wife Patti SOURCE: Getty Images

Their son Steve Wallace is an American stock car racing driver. He is the part-time competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Despite in the sixties, he looks young and handsome. It all depends on his physical exercise and healthy & nutritious diet. He has a standard height of 6 feet, which is around 1.82m.

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Family

Rusty is the son of Judy Wallace and Russell Wallace Sr. He is not the single child of his parents. Rusty Wallace is eldest of his two siblings: Kenny Wallace and Mike Wallace. Kenny Wallace is an American professional stock car racing driver. He took retirement from NASCAR after a 2015 Xfinity Series race at Iowa. Mike Wallace is also a stock car racing driver.

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Rusty Wallace Career

Prior to joining NASCAR, Rusty Wallace raced around Florida. In 1979, he managed to win the United States Auto Club’s (USAC) Stock Car Rookie of the Year honours, he accomplished third in points behind A.J Foyt and Bay Darnell. In the year 1983, he was the winner of the American Speed Association (ASA) championship while racing against some of the future stars like Mark Martin, 1992 NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki, and Dick Trickle.

In 1980, Rusty Wallace landed his steps for a NASCAR career. In his first race of NASCAR in the 1980 Atlanta 500, he positioned second in the race. He developed his career further in 1988. He scoring six victories. His wins were at Michigan, Charlotte, North Wilkesboro, Rockingham, Riverside, and Atlanta. In 1989, he manages to win NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. 

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After retirement from his professional career, Rusty Wallace tried his luck in a broadcasting career. He worked with ABC. In 2006, he agreed to a six-year contract with the ESPN. He also made a cameo appearance in the movies Days of Thunder. He is also popular for his brand endorsements. 

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