Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Daytona 500 car to be sold at auction

The Property from the Collection of Richard Petty sale, hosted by Julien’s Auctions, is going to to feature cars, trophies and memorabilia from the ‘King’ of NASCAR. Among said items will be something from recent history.

Darrell Wallace, Richard Petty are hitting it off

Darrell Wallace Jr. (right) said Richard Petty (left) has been among his biggest supporters and critics.

BRISTOL, Tenn. ‘ The pairing of seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty with Cup rookie Darrell Wallace Jr. seems straight out of a Disney motion picture.

Homespun and personable, the 80-year-old Petty from rural Level Cross is known simply as ‘The King.’

Wallace, an aggressive and dynamic 24-year-old from Mobile, Ala., knows plenty about NASCAR history. He’s the first African-American to race full-time at the Cup level since Wendell Scott in 1971.

Entering Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Wallace has delivered two top-10 finishes for the Richard Petty Motorsports team. The Petty No. 43 is the winningest car in the sport.

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Quite a lot has been going on:

Darrell Wallace Jr. earns first top 10 since Daytona 500

Wallace joked that he shouldn’t listen to the Twitter ‘trolls.’ Blickensderfer still had a job for another week.

Wallace was in a good mood. For the first time since his historic second-place finish in the Daytona 500, Wallace had finished in the top 10.

The No. 43 Chevrolet placed eighth in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. It’s his only finish higher than 20th in the six races since Daytona.

‘Hell yeah, we needed that,’ Wallace said. ‘The guys did a hell of a job all weekend long. I thought we had pretty decent speed and a lot of people in the garage were like ‘Your car is pretty good, so just don’t mess it up.’ ‘

Wallace started 15th and thanks to attrition and wrecks throughout the day, stayed just outside the top 10 most of the race.