Darrell Wallace Jr. gets emotional discussing the journey him and his family have been on over the last two years, breaking down in tears following his historic runner-up finish at the Daytona 500.
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For Wallace, his fans and the Richard Petty Motorsports team for which he drives, Wallace’s runner-up finish to Austin Dillon on NASCAR’s biggest stage was essentially a victory. It was certainly a heck of a way for the rookie to start the season.
In addition to the points he earned toward the championship, Wallace also earned the distinction of the highest-finishing African-American driver in the Daytona 500.
That historical nod comes on the heels of a phone call from baseball legend Hank Aaron wishing him good luck Sunday morning and a note on Twitter from Lewis Hamilton, a Formula One world champion.
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