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Darrell Wallace Jr.

Team: Richard Petty Motorsports-43
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/8/1993

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Since finishing second in the Daytona 500, Darrell Wallace Jr. has struggled to finish close to the top 20 with a best of 21st at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and an average of 27th.
Auto Club Speedway will probably be a difficult place for him to accomplish that feat, however. This two-mile track rewards the "whole package" of driver skill, mechanical setup, and engine. Richard Petty Motorsports does not quite have the same resources at their disposal as Stewart-Haas Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, or Hendrick Motorsports and those superteams will dominate the front half of the pack. Mar 14 - 1:51 PM

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Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced Farmer John as its newest primary partner. Farmer John will be the primary sponsor of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr and the No. 43 RPM team at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. during the Auto Club 400 race weekend.

Farmer John is the leading supplier of fine meat products throughout the West Coast. This will be Farmer John's NASCAR debut and first partnership with RPM. The Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, March 18.-RPM
Mar 9 - 12:13 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr was notably fast in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 185.319 mph.

Wallace was disappointed with his qualification effort that will force him to roll off the grid 26th. We would like to say that this insures he will earn significant place-differential points, but posting one single fast lap is not the same as putting a complete race together. Wallace should still be approached with a little caution.
Mar 3 - 1:39 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. ran into the back of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with 27 laps remaining in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and did significant damage. He could not see the track that was being smoked out by a blown engine on Trevor Bayne.

Wallace was not having a particularly good day to begin with. He was outside the top 25 at the time in his first Cup race on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. This makes him a questionable proposition next week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Feb 25 - 6:49 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. posted the fastest time among the two rookies on Friday in the first practice session for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Wallace’s top speed of 185.834 mph was the third best of the day behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson. Coming off an impressive second-place finish in the Daytona 500, he has a ton of momentum on his side and that is translating into speed on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track.
Feb 23 - 1:40 PM

Motorsports' leading fan driving experience partners - Driving 101, which operates NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience - will become the primary sponsor for the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., for Richard Petty Motorsports at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

For the first time, the NASCAR Racing Experience badge and racing graphics will be featured on the hood and body of a race car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, bringing to life the experience the NASCAR Racing Experience offers thousands of fans at tracks around the country.-Richard Petty Motorsports
Feb 20 - 10:20 AM

Darrell Wallace Jr. finished second in the Daytona 500 after missing a late-race Big One crash.

Wallace almost got his rookie campaign off to a great start with a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. Regardless, his second-place finish easily made him one of the top values in the game and allowed him to draw first blood in the Rookie of the Year campaign.
Feb 18 - 6:43 PM

With a speed of 196.95, Darrell Wallace Jr. topped the speed chart in final practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Wallace performed very well in his Gatorade 150 qualification race. The last time he raced at Daytona in July, he finished in the top 15. Combine those two factors with a reasonable salary cap, and Wallace is going to be one of this week's top fantasy values.
Feb 17 - 1:24 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. finished third in his Gatorade Duel in Daytona and will start seventh for the Daytona 500.

Wallace is going to be in the eye of the storm on Sunday, but he has proven to be up to the task. He was narrowly nipped by Joey Logano at the end of the Duel and knows to protect that position in the big show.
Feb 15 - 8:40 PM

Richard Petty Motorsports will switch from Ford to Chevrolet next season as well as form an alliance with Richard Childress Racing, which will see RPM secure shop space on the RCR campus.

RPM majority owner Andrew Murstein said the move aligns two of the most successful organizations in NASCAR history. RPM finished 24th in the owner standings in 2017 and heads into 2018 with rookie driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., who will replace Aric Almirola. Almirola will drive for Stewart-Haas Racing next year. Formerly a two-car team, RPM opted to leave its spacious shop in Mooresville, North Carolina, when its lease ran out after the 2017 season.-ESPN
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 08:25:00 PM

Mid America Mortgage to introduce Click n' Close to fans via NASCAR Official Partnership and Sponsorship of Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace Jr. and the iconic No. 43.

As part of the agreement with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), the Click n' Close brand will be featured as a primary sponsor of the No. 43 car driven by Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. for at least three races, making its debut at the 2018 Daytona 500. The No. 43 Click n' Close car will also make appearances at Phoenix Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.-RPM
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 09:53:00 PM

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. as the new driver of the No. 43 made famous by team co-owner, "The King" Richard Petty.

Wallace, 24, will compete full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and for the Sunoco Rookie of The Year beginning at the 2018 Daytona 500. Earlier this season, he made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut as a substitute driver for the injured Aric Almirola in the No. 43 for RPM at Pocono Raceway on June 11. Wallace showed rapid improvement over the four races he participated, substantially improving his finish position every race, culminating with an 11th place finish at Kentucky Speedway on July 8. Veteran and winning crew chief Drew Blickensderfer will continue to lead the No. 43 team in 2018 with Wallace.-RPM
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 03:14:00 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. (No. 98 Nickelodeon Green Slime Ford Mustang) finished 10th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started 16th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Wallace entered 13 of the 26 NXS races so far this season and is 18th in the 2017 driver championship point standings after this event.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. is ready to get back on track at Chicagoland Speedway this weekend for his first race with the No. 98 Biagi DenBeste Racing team.

An ambassador for Nickelodeon, Wallace will drive the Nickelodeon Slime Ford donning iconic Nickelodeon characters from SpongeBob to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Wallace has just three XFINITY Series starts at the 1.5-mile track. He found success in those three starts with one Top-Five and one Top-10 finish. His best finish of third came in 2015. Wallace also had two Camping World Truck Series starts and one Top-10 finish.-Richard Petty Motorsports
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. (No. 99 Maestro's Classic Chevrolet Silverado) won the LTi Printing 200, his sixth victory in 45 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.

This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in three races at Michigan International Speedway. Christopher Bell (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Michigan. It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2017. Cup Series regular Kyle Busch (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in ten NCWTS races at Michigan. Austin Cindric (fifth) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 37 points over Johnny Sauter (finished 18th in the race).
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 05:40:00 PM