Reward offered for stolen firesuit worn by Rusty Wallace

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Check Ebay, the nearest pawn shop, even local garage sales.

Or, if someone offers to sell you an authentic Rusty Wallace firesuit, call your local police deparment.

Someone, somewhere, knows where Wallace’s firesuit is.

The last firesuit the NASCAR Hall of Famer wore – earlier this year when he took part in some practice laps at Daytona International Speedway – is missing and presumed stolen.

Rusty’s son, Greg, on Wednesday posted on his Twitter account the tweet below, claiming the suit was apparently lifted from within the Team Penske headquarters in Mooresville, N.C.

“Reward for return – no questions asked,” Greg Wallace’s tweet said.

The elder Wallace, who is in his final season as a NASCAR analyst for ESPN, wore identical firesuits with the current driver of Wallace’s old No. 2 car, Brad Keselowski, during a promotion for primary sponsor Miller Lite Beer.

MRTI: Telitz gets creative to help racing career

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To say that Belardi Auto Racing’s Aaron Telitz has endured a difficult start to the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season would be an understatement. The Wisconsin native only completed four corners through the first three races – Races 1 and 2 at St. Petersburg, and Race 1 at Barber Motorsports Park – with St. Pete being especially problematic.

He took the pole for Race 1, but a crash during qualifying for Race 2 prevented him from actually starting. What’s more, the damage was so severe that the Belardi team needed a brand new chassis, with Telitz’s Dallara IL-15 damaged beyond repair.

They also had to borrow a car from Carlin for Race 2, but Telitz’s race ended after he got tangled up with Victor Franzoni in Turn 2 on Lap 1.

With the damage bill well into the six figures as a result, Telitz has taken to some unique, or rather, creative ways to raise money in the aftermath to help cover the costs. “Creative,” in this case, meaning Telitz is using his art skills.

An artist in his spare time, Telitz has begun selling his own original paintings to help raise money.

 “I’ve been to a lot of art shows and I see stuff and I go, ‘Holy cow, someone’s going to pay a thousand dollars for that thing?’” Telitz quipped in a story posted on the Milwaukee Journal.

In discussing his artistic abilities, Telitz added, “I’m working at getting better. I’d like to be able to paint some animals, those types of things. I got a request from Alexander Rossi to see if I could paint his dog. Unfortunately I can’t do that yet.”

Further, in a partnership with The Styled Garage, Telitz is selling his own merchandise, and accepting donations, to help his cause.

Telitz finished fourth in Race 2 at Barber on Sunday, and sits seventh in the Indy Lights championship, 59 points behind leader Pato O’Ward.

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