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Wallace will shift ‘Drive Sober’ message
into high gear at Kentucky Speedway race


NASCAR driver Mike Wallace will drive the ‘Drive Sober’ car in the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway Friday. (Photo from KOHS)


A glossy-black Chevrolet Impala will roar through the Kentucky night this weekend with a sobering message.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will be emblazoned across driver Mike Wallace’s No. 01 car as he competes in the Feed the Children 300 – part of the NASCAR Nationwide Series – at Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County Friday, June 28.

“I’m happy to represent a program that creates public awareness and helps save lives,” Wallace said. “I’m looking forward to racing the ‘Drive Sober’ Impala because we’ve never promoted anything like this before. It’s great to be sharing this important message with the fans at Kentucky because it’s such a good area for racing.”

Mike Wallace (Photo from

Mike Wallace (Photo from Jdavismotorsports.com)

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with Wallace and his JD Motorsports Team to spread the message.

“We’re grateful for the assistance that Mike Wallace and JD Motorsports are providing as we promote the ‘Drive Sober’ message,” said KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell. “Alcohol-related fatalities are up in 2013. In fact, 20 percent of the fatal crashes in Kentucky this year have involved alcohol. As summer revs up, we hope Kentuckians remember to avoid driving while impaired.”

The “Feed the Children 300” is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. EDT. For more information, click here.

From Kentucky Office of Public Affairs

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