All Kenny Wallace wanted in life was to matter.
The youngest of NASCAR's famous Wallace brothers has been a central part of NASCAR since 1988, and is poised to make his milestone 900th-career NASCAR start in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
"When I was in St. Louis growing up as a kid, to know I was able to race 900 NASCAR races is a dream come true," Wallace said.
Those 900 starts have been spread across all three of NASCAR's top three series over the course of 24 years. In total, Wallace has nine wins, 74 top fives, 204 top 10s and 13 poles.
Not too bad for a kid that used to collect soda bottles on his bike around St. Louis.
Through the years, Wallace's role in the NASCAR garage has evolved from a young know-it-all, to a seasoned driver, to a respected veteran.
While the majority of his success has come in the Nationwide Series, Wallace spent 18 years of his career racing in the Sprint Cup Series, and was part of an amazing rookie field in 1993 tha...