The Vest Project Part 23-The Rise Of Atreus!

By David G. Firestone

Rusty Wallace is a household name when it comes to NASCAR. With 55 wins and the 1989 Winston Cup Series Championship. Wallace is a well known and respected driver, who also had thrown his hat into team ownership. He owned a team in 1985, but closed it by 1992. He reopened it in 2004, raced in the Xfinity Series until 2013.

Rusty comes from a racing family. His brother Kenny and son Steven have both had racing careers. Kenny has nine wins in the Xfinity Series in 26 years. Steven had some wins in ARCA, but nothing of note in Xfinity. In 2008, while racing for Rusty Wallace Racing, he was sponsored by Atreus Homes & Communities for 14 races. During those races, he scored two top 5’s and three top 10’s. One member of his pit crew wore this Impact vest. The vest has some stains, but is in good condition.The collar doesn’t have a Velcro closure, and has ATREUS HOMES & COMMUNITIES logos embroidered. There is no tag in the cowl.The right chest features NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES, CHEVY, and GOODYEAR logos embroidered.The left chest features ATREUS HOMES & COMMUNITIES, JIMMY JOHN’S and JOINAPS.COM logos embroidered.The front torso has a large red ATREUS HOMES & COMMUNITIES logo embroidered.Inside the zipper is the Impact warranty label, with the name LOMBARDI written in Sharpie.The hems have comfort straps at the bottom, under the arm holes. The shoulders have epaulets with ATREUS HOMES & COMMUNITIES logo embroidered. There are holes for the sleeves. The back of the vest has some light stains.The back of the neck has a small Rusty Wallace Racing logo embroidered.The back torso features WWW.RUSTYWALLACE.COM and ATREUS HOMES & COMMUNITIES logos embroidered.So that’s all for this week, I’m going to take my annual July vacation. I will still post stuff, just not as often, and I’ll see you in August!


Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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