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Darrell Wallace Jr.

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

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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

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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

Darrell Wallace Jr. (No. 99 Maestro's Classic Chevrolet Silverado) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LTi Printing 200 at Michigan Int’l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

His average speed of 183.917 mph was best of the five trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 18 Noah Gragson (183.575 mph), No. 33 Kaz Grala (183.095), No. 98 Grant Enfinger (182.630) and No. 4 Christopher Bell (182.343) are the rest on this list.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 03:38:00 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. posted the ninth-fastest single lap in Kentucky Speedway’s Happy Hour for the Quaker State 400 with a speed of 185.938 mph.

Before that practice, Wallace noted this might be his last race with Richard Petty Motorsports depending on the recovery timeline for Aric Almirola and he needed to go out with a bang. This is one way to do that.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 02:44:00 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. posted a lap of 197.401 mph and will roll off the FireKeepers Casino 400 grid at Michigan International Speedway from 27th.

That is almost exactly where he finished last week at Pocono Raceway; he was 26th. Look for Wallace to move up the grid as the race progresses, which means he is going to earn positive place-differential points. Wallace said he and the team over-adjusted and made the car too tight.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 04:41:00 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. (No. 6 Disney Pixar Cars 3 Ford Mustang) finished 11th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started 13th in the lineup, led one lap and completed all of the 100 laps run. Wallace Jr., who entered all 12 NXS races so far this season, is currently fourth in the 2017 driver championship point standings after this event. He will be running a limited NXS schedule for the rest of the season. Wallace Jr. has moved up to the Monster Energy Cup Series.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 03:10:00 PM

In his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup debut, Darrell Wallace Jr. posted the 19th fastest lap in the first practice session at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 174.135 mph.

To put that into perspective, it landed him between Danica Patrick and Michael McDowell He outqualified Hendrick Motorsports teammates Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. so that should be considered a strong performance.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 10:21:00 AM

Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. will transition from the No. 6 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ford Mustang to the iconic No. 43 Ford Fusion of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) where the 23-year-old will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) debut at Pocono Raceway.

With Wallace’s focus on the MENCS, Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) will suspend efforts on the No. 6 NXS team after this weekend’s event in Pocono. RPM announced today that Wallace Jr. will pilot the No. 43 Ford while Aric Almirola recovers from his injuries. Wallace will jump in the No. 43 Smithfield Ford this weekend at Pocono Raceway starting with practice on Friday morning.-RFR/RPM
Mon, Jun 5, 2017 08:32:00 PM

Bubba Wallace (No. 6 Cars 3 Ford Mustang) will make his sixth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

In five previous starts at the one-mile oval, Wallace has earned two pole positions and a best finish of second coming in the Spring 2016 event. In two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover, Wallace has one pole and earned a best finish of 10th in May 2013.-Roush Fenway Racing
Wed, May 31, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Bubba Wallace (No. 6 Globe Life Ford Mustang) ran up front throughout the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 4k TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

He led a handful of laps before a cut-tire from contact with the outside retaining wall turned the car sideways in the closing laps. Wallace ultimately finished 28th. He slipped from fourth to fifth in the 2017 NXS driver championship standings after this event.
Sat, May 27, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Bubba Wallace (No. 6 Globe Life Ford Mustang) will make his fifth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.

In four previous starts at the 1.5-mile oval, Wallace has two top-10s with a best finish of fifth in May 2015. Wallace also previously made two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte. Recapping Talladega: Wallace, who had overcome damage sustained in a multi-car incident on Lap 20, was running inside the top 10 before contact on the final lap sent him into the inside wall, ultimately, scoring him with a 13th-place finish.-Roush Fenway Racing
Tue, May 23, 2017 08:19:00 PM