By Jill Erwin (NASCAR.COM, June 27, 2012). ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. — Cole Whitt doesn’t get a lot of headlines for a guy who’s running fifth in the Nationwide Series, and definitely not compared to his team owner (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) or teammate (Danica Patrick). But it sure feels like a lot to Whitt, who not […]
SPEED sits down with Darrell and his parents in a NASCAR Race Hub feature on the rising star that aired on June 13, 2012.
FUEL SMG CEO Rod Moskowitz is quoted in the below excerpt from Tripp Mickle’s story on the changing market of NASCAR driver endorsement deals, which was published in the May 28th issue of SportsBusiness Journal: Story at SportsBusiness Journal (requires SBJ subscription).
By NASCAR Wire Service (May 28, 2012). CONCORD, N.C. — Kasey Kahne continued his emphatic turnaround Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handily winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third time. In his 300th Sprint Cup start, Kahne posted his first victory of the season, his first since joining Hendrick Motorsports and the 13th of […]
By Joe Menzer (NASCAR.COM, May 24, 2012). CONCORD, N.C. — The day after Darrell Wallace had finished a respectable ninth in his Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway, the young driver’s cell phone rang. On the other end was a familiar voice. It belonged to Joe Gibbs, who was considerably more upbeat on his end […]
By Viv Bernstein (NY TIMES, May 19, 2012). HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Darrell Wallace Jr. was playing Amateur Athletic Union basketball at 8 and perhaps on a path to college ball when his father bought him a go-kart after a trip to a local track. “He was good right off the bat,” Darrell Wallace Sr. said. […]
By Gary Graves (USA Today, May 16, 2012). A recent Friday that Darrell Wallace Jr. could have reflected on the previous night’s race or done something completely different was instead spent at Richmond International Raceway, soaking up the bustle of the Nationwide Series garage. He stayed in the background while crew members shuttled between the […]
By David Caraviello (NASCAR.com, May 5, 2012). CONCORD, N.C. — Ray Evernham doesn’t yell at the television when he’s watching races at home. At least, not anymore. “I’ve learned to not say anything until I know what’s going on,” said the three-time NASCAR championship crew chief, who is now a TV analyst. “The old me, […]
By NASCAR Wire Service (NASCAR.COM, April 22, 2012). KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It was Denny Hamlin’s day in the sun. Taking advantage of changing conditions Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Denny Hamlin held off Martin Truex Jr. the final 30 laps to win the STP 400, his second victory of the season, his first at the […]
By Paul Woody (Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 19, 2012). Before he even knew why, Denny Hamlin’s go-karts and stock cars carried a bumper sticker supporting the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Now that he knows why — his cousin Kevin Jones, 33, suffered from cystic fibrosis until he had a double lung transplant — […]