CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace will briefly return to competition by driving in Off-Road Truck Racing at the upcoming X Games.

Wallace retired from NASCAR competition after the 2005 season, and has periodically been back in a race car, including a test session in Brad Keselowski's Sprint Cup car at Daytona in 2014.

But the X Games in Austin held June 5-7 will be the 58-year-old Wallace's first time competing in Off-Road Truck Racing. His truck will be sponsored by Jimmy John's.

The Off-Road Truck racing competition will feature identically-prepared 600-horsepower trucks, all leased from Robby Gordon.

The trucks reach speeds up to 120 mph and hit man-made ramps at multiple locations throughout the course. The Baja-style race trucks will negotiate the seven-turn course made of both dirt and asphalt.

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Boris and Twitch ... Photo credit : StaduimStuperTrucks

This is going to be an incredible race today at X Games Austin.

Watch it LIVE on ABC at 2pm/et

Hell yeah!

Arie Luyendyk Jr. ‏@ariejr 52m52 minutes ago

Broke an axle landing off one of the jumps. Hopefully my luck starts changing. Qualifying up next in a back up truck

Arie Luyendyk Jr. ‏@ariejr 3m3 minutes ago

Qualified 9th.. Not to shabby considering the switch of trucks.

@BurtJenner qualifies 2nd at #XGAMES @SSuperTrucks in the @ReplayXD truck! Burt Jenner continues to improve

Rusty and Twitch gotta be disappointed. Boris? LMAO.

and Travis

I wonder why LeDuc got DQ'd?

agree... he's a monster

what channel to watch

ABC, regular tv

at 2:00et currently ESPN


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