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Chrissy Wallace shines in NASCAR debut at Martinsville

It was hard to tell who was more nervous when Chrissy Wallace made her NASCAR debut at Martinsville -- Chrissy or proud papa Mike, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: April 10, 2008, 3:28 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

The minutiae of NASCAR racing filled Mike Wallace's mind as the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway began with his 19-year-old daughter Chrissy behind the wheel.

Chrissy Wallace shined every step of the way up the ladder to this, her NASCAR debut, but the rules of the road were about to change from the likes of late-model stocks.

"There were quite a few things early in the race that we had not even discussed thinking about," Mike Wallace said. "As simple ...

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