Former NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series driver Steve Wallace got his first taste of Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the NASCAR Busch Series preseason thunder test sessions held at LVMS today. But, as Wallace would tell you, it was the experience and advice that came from his team owner that gave him the benchmark he needed. Incidentally, Wallace's owner is also his father - NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace. "I've got my dad here helping me," said Steve Wallace. "I can really learn a lot about the race track and what I'm doing wrong through my dad and Jamie (McMurray) and that's been really useful." Steve Wallace also let his dad take the car out for a spin. "I just got in the car for some verification," said Rusty Wallace. "And that's the thing as a dad that I can do. I can get in it and drive it and say 'Ok it is doing this' or 'This is what you're feeling Steve' and just try to help his learning curve." Steve Wallace will run 12 races this season, splitting seat time with teammate Jamie McMurray, and then start a full season in 2007. Steve feels that the tests at LVMS will really help his preparation for not only this season, but the full season next year. "Whenever you can test at any race track it definitely helps," said Steve. "Now that you're only limited to five tests instead of seven you're kind of forced to go test. This will really help me get ready for Bristol which will be the first race I'll run this season. "I think a lot of his abilities are from genes," said Rusty, sporting a smile. "But he's still got to learn. Even though he's been to every single track with me during my career, he still has to learn what the car is supposed to do." Steve Park was involved in the day's only incident. He spun exiting turn 2 but did not make contact. There were no official testing speeds for the three-day session. Steve Wallace was one of 45 other Busch Series drivers who tested this week as part of the Busch Series edition of NASCAR Preseason Thunder Las Vegas. Most of the drivers were preparing for the March 11 Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series race. Tickets for the March 10-12 NASCAR Weekend are available by calling 1-800-644-4444 or logging on to