Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Mom Interrupts Press Conference, He Breaks Down In Tears Following Daytona 500

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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