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Kenny Wallace Embraces Formula 1 Vegas Debut Amidst Challenges

Kenny Wallace Embraces Formula 1: The debut day of the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix encountered a multitude of issues, creating a problematic start for the event. Nevertheless, amidst the controversies, former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace lent his support to the racing affair, highlighting its aim to propagate the joy of motorsport.

In a segment on his YouTube channel, Wallace voiced his perspective, emphasizing, “The focus is on that Formula 1 race in Vegas… I recognize they had a rather embarrassing start.”

“When someone invests in a venture like Formula 1 does, purely for the passion and adoration of racing, it’s almost a mantra, ‘for the love of racing,’ I find it hard to scrutinize the process…”

Wallace articulated his opinion on the discussion surrounding races conducted on artificial street circuits versus purpose-built tracks. Despite this, he expressed his willingness to witness the Monaco Grand Prix, acknowledging its significance even though it isn’t a purpose-built track.

Elaborating further, the former NASCAR driver asserted, “I’m set to relish the spectacle. I won’t be found on Twitter lamenting, ‘This is terrible. Can’t believe the manhole cover came off.’ I’ve seen other chaotic scenarios. I witnessed the Daytona 500 ending early due to track issues in turns one and two.”

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“Shoot, I’ve even seen a driver hit a jet dryer, Juan Pablo Montoya. We’ve witnessed mishaps across all sports in America. I’ve seen sprinklers turn on during baseball games.”

He continued, “In every sport, mishaps occur, and it’s easy to mock and say, ‘Look at that chaos, but I’m perfect.’ So, take pleasure in these moments to poke fun at everyone…”

Wallace’s perspective underscores that every sport encounters occasional setbacks that may mar the viewer’s experience. Despite these challenges, he finds it reasonable to persist in watching the event.

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Our Reader’s Queries

Has an American ever won a F1 race?

The United States has seen two drivers claim the title, with Phil Hill emerging victorious in 1961 and Mario Andretti taking the crown in 1978. Andretti’s win at the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix marked the last time an American driver tasted victory in Formula One.

Why is Kenny Wallace called Herman?

Wallace was dubbed “Herman” by Lake Hill Speedway promoter Bob Mueller due to his spirited defense of his father. Mueller compared Wallace’s behavior to that of the playful cartoon character Herman the German, and the nickname stuck with him from then on.

What does Kenny Wallace do now?

With around 30 DIRT races to run each year, my life is now more balanced than ever. I’m also thrilled to be working on a new project called TRACKSIDE LIVE, which involves putting on eight shows behind the grandstands at NASCAR tracks. The show has been a huge success, and we’re already planning to return to selected race tracks in 2024.

Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.


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