Possible Cup Move For Wallace

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Team owner Rusty Wallace says taking his two-car Nationwide Series team to the Sprint Cup Series level in 2010 is a possibility if the right sponsorship can be put together.

If Wallace does decide to elevate his current Nationwide operation to NASCAR's top level, he'd like to do it with the current driver duo of Stephen Wallace and Brendan Gaughan.

"Ideally, if all the moons lined up, I’d start in 2010,” Wallace said. “Two cars. I’d want Stephen and Brendan to go right in.”

Wallace believes his current headquarters could certainly work as a base of operation for a Sprint Cup Series team.

"I think we’ve got the facilities,” Wallace said. “We’re a little tight on square footage compared to some of the big shops. But when I talk to people and they look at our place, they go, ‘Oh, my God. You could run two Cup teams out of this shop so easy it’s unreal.’”

However, Wallace also feels like the best move for his entity would be a possible alliance with an existing organization similar to what Stewart-Haas Racing has with Hendrick Motorsports.

"I’d definitely be looking at doing some type of technology merger with a team, and the one that makes the most sense is Childress,” Wallace said. “That’d be a quick way to get going.”

While nothing is set Wallace says he'll make a decision soon but is definitely interested in pursuing the move if at all possible.

“I want to move up,” Wallace said. “My goal was to get Stephen up to speed. Looks like the crashing has finally stopped. The good finishes are happening. We’ve got all this year of Nationwide to go."

“Then I think it’s time, instead of getting stalled out in one series, to move up and do something different. I don’t care if people agree with you or don’t.”

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