Brad Choat (Twitter: @choatsnews)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – “I’m going to retire from driving in NASCAR, and it feels really good to do it.”

That’s what Arnold, Mo. native Kenny Wallace told KMOX Auto Show host Greg Damon on Saturday, announcing an end to his 26-year career on the circuit.

“My last full-time year was 2011, where we finished 7th in Xfinity Series points. My last win was 2001. I’m going to be 52-years-old. It’s time to slow things down,” said Wallace.

Wallace said he’ll be moving back to Missouri from North Carolina, but plans on continuing a NASCAR broadcast career with Fox Sports and racing at dirt tracks around the country like Tri-City Speedway in the Metro-East.

His final NASCAR Xfinity race will be August 1st in Iowa, his 905th career start. He’ll be chasing his 10th career win on the circuit.

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