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Rusty Wallace Returning to ASA Roots at Milwaukee Mile

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Former NASCAR Champion to Compete in ASA's Howie Lettow 150

MOORESVILLE, NC (MARCH 22, 2012)--Officials of the ASA Midwest Tour and Rusty Wallace, Incorporated announced today that former NASCAR and ASA Champion, Rusty Wallace, will compete in the June 12th Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at The Milwaukee Mile. The race honors the late Lettow, a former standout ASA crew chief who mentored many young drivers. The event will benefit the MACC Fund, dedicated to childhood cancer and blood disorder research.

The June event will mark only Wallace's third time at the helm of a race car in competition, following his 2005 retirement from NASCAR's premier series. Wallace will pilot a No. 66 super late model in the event; the car was previously campaigned in 2012 by his youngest son, Steve. The younger Wallace is also scheduled to compete in the Milwaukee event, piloting a sister car to his father's.

The elder Wallace, the 1989 NASCAR and 1983 ASA Champion, has no lack of experience at the Milwaukee Mile. Wallace's five victories at Milwaukee in USAC and ASA competition mark one of the most successful stock car careers in the history of "The Mile."

Said Wallace, "I'm really excited about racing at Milwaukee again; I have a lot of great memories of that place from over the years. While I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun, believe me, we're going there to try and win the race too. There are a lot of great race fans in the Midwest and hopefully the ASA Midwest Tour will put on a great show for them, all the while benefitting a good cause."

ASA and NASCAR Stars Ready to Race at the Milwaukee Mile

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March 17, 2012 - The American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings is proud to present the Midwest’s biggest racing event of the year, the Swiss Colony Howie Lettow 150 presented by RaceTeamGear.com at the Milwaukee Mile on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012.

Tickets are on sale now and you do not want to miss NASCAR stars David Ragan, David Stremme and Tony Raines, along with Milwaukee area ASA star, Scott Hansen as they all head to the Milwaukee Mile for the 150 lap event under the lights!

This list is not exhaustive and the ASAMT will be announcing some of its biggest news in history in the coming days. So stay tuned to asamidwesttour.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour) for announcements.

VIP tickets for this event are $125 and only 500 tickets are available. VIP ticket holders will enjoy a private dinner, along with a question and answer session and autograph session with the day’s special guests and NASCAR stars. The VIP ticket is an all access pass and allows entry into the hot pit paddock areas.

General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at asamidwesttour.com. All general admission tickets allow infield admission. Credit card and processing fees apply. Enter your favorite driver’s name, with no spaces, in the “promo code” field when ordering. Example: nathanhaseleu

Drivers gear up for memorial race at Milwaukee Mile

Written by Dave Kallmann of the Journal Sentinel on .

Jimmie is out. But Kenny's in. Rusty is getting some pressure from home, and Denny's about to get hit up for a favor.

The ASA Midwest Tour race at the Milwaukee Mile has been overshadowed lately by news about the IndyCar race at the track, but it, too, is barely three months away.

Work on the event continues, not the least of which is assembling a field that will make the Howie Lettow Memorial a success befitting the Midwest racing legend after whom the June 12 event is named.

Lettow lived in Watertown, Wis., and made his name on the old ASA national tour, becoming one of the most respected crew chiefs in short-track stock-car racing. He died of cancer in August 2010 at age 62.

David Stremme, one of the many drivers who benefited from Lettow's mentoring, has worked with ASA Midwest president Steve Einhaus on the project. Stremme also has worked with his Sprint Cup team, Inception Motorsports, on building a late model, and he'll soon be working on some of his friends to race.

"There's other people that have run in the ASA series . . . a lot of guys are getting a hold of me," Stremme said. "I've got another car. I don't know, maybe I can get Denny (Hamlin) or somebody else to get in there from the Cup garage to get in there and go up and have some fun."