NEW YORK – Darrell Wallace Jr. will join the lineup for Nickelodeon’s upcoming race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, driving the No. 98 Nickelodeon Slime Ford in the Sept. 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series race for Biagi DenBeste Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports.
Wallace competed in the RPM No. 43 Ford in four Monster Energy Series races this year filling in for the injured Aric Almirola, where he tallied two Top-15 finishes. He also found victory lane this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Michigan Int’l Speedway, winning in his first Truck Series race since 2014 and tallying the sixth victory of his Truck Series career.
A NASCAR XFINITY Series veteran, Wallace has 84 starts in the series and was on a roll of sixth-place finishes earlier this season in the No. 6 Ford.
“I’m really glad to get back behind the wheel of a race car,” said Wallace. “Chicago has always been a decent track for me where I’ve had some good finishes. I’m excited to get back in the XFINITY Series in a Ford Mustang. With the history with Biagi DenBeste Racing and RPM, we should have some good speed.”
“It’s really cool to be paired up with Nickelodeon. We’ve formed a great relationship over the past three years, and we’re able to do these one off races to attract the youth to the sport. With such a cool looking car this weekend, I think we’ll do just that.”
Nickelodeon is the entitlement sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sept. 17, dubbed the Tales of the Turtles 400. The track will feature a weekend of action, activities and fun for the entire family with the iconic Heroes in a Half Shell.