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Darrell Wallace Jr.'s history-making Daytona 500 major step toward long run

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Not two minutes after Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. sat down in the Daytona International Speedway media center to field questions about his historic and dramatic runner-up finish in the Daytona 500, his mom Desiree came toward the podium and he stood up to embrace her. They hugged, they cried. It was both emotional and heartwarming to ...

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Darrell Wallace Jr. in tears after runner-up result in first Daytona 500

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. wasn’t about to concede an inch, as he battled Denny Hamlin for a career-high second-place finish in the 2018 Daytona 500. Wallace, who started seventh in his Great American Race debut, didn’t look like a rookie as he went door-to-door with Hamlin, who had carried the Harley J. Earl trophy home two years ago.  <p c… ...

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Wallace caps Daytona week with emotional second place

Richard Petty couldn’t find his driver. Power-walking down pit road at Daytona International Speedway, the team owner was looking for Darrell Wallace Jr., who had just finished second in the Daytona 500. Signature cowboy hat in place but with the sunglasses pulled down, there was a gleam in Petty’s eyes as he was clearly overjoyed and high-fived No.43 crewmembers that ...

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Wallace hopes to continue great week at Daytona

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Wallace paces final Daytona 500 practice

Darrell Wallace Jr. was the fastest in final practice at Daytona International Speedway ahead of tomorrow’s Daytona 500. The new driver of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevy put down a lap of 196.954mph. Wallace will make his first Daytona 500 start on Sunday afternoon, starting from the seventh position. RELATED:<a href="http://www.racer.com/nascar/item/147471-petty-celebrates-rpm-s-new-chapter" target="_… NASCAR

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Bubba Wallace set to make history as black driver in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Richard Petty rarely visits pit road after a race anymore and usually with good reason. The Hall of Fame driver’s eponymous race team has toiled for decades in mediocrity, with checkered flags all but extinct. Bubba at Daytona changed the game. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. had driven the iconic No. 43 car to a third-place finish ...

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Darrell Wallace Jr.'s Daytona 500 journey chronicled in docu-series

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s first appearance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ biggest race is going to get some extra attention. Wallace’s first attempt at the Daytona 500 will be chronicled in a new docu-series called, “Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace,” which will be shown this week and next on Facebook Watch. The first episode will post on Thursday. A ...

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Almirola: Wallace can't afford to “screw up” driving Petty's No. 43

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola says that Bubba Wallace Jr can’t afford to “screw up” at Richard Petty Motorsports because there will be inevitable comparisons to NASCAR Cup legend Richard Petty. Almirola drove for seven-time champion Petty’s team from 2012 to 2017, winning once at Daytona in 2014 before he suffered a back injury that sidelined him for two months last season. Wallace ...

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