LONG POND, Pa.—Darrell Wallace Jr. will continue to pilot the No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports through 2020, the team announced Saturday at Pocono Raceway.
“It’s a great team to be a part of,” Wallace said. “Family-oriented sport, family-oriented team, so we have a blast each and every weekend at the racetrack, away from the racetrack.”
Wallace is currently competing for Rookie-of-the-Year honors for the organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Through 20 races, Wallace has finished inside the top 10 twice, including a runner-up finish at the Daytona 500.
The team currently owns two charters and is currently leasing one to Rick Ware Racing.
Wallace was asked if the addition of a teammate would help his efforts moving forward.
“To be able to do that, the economy has so much to do with that,” Wallace said. “It’s not a matter of when anymore, it’s a matter of if…
“I’ve been doing this 15 years, and still searching for a full-time sponsorship. We need to get a lot in order for that to happen.”
With six races left in the regular season, Wallace is 24th in driver’s standings, 138 points behind the final playoff position.
Watch the full press conference from Pocono Raceway below, courtesy of NASCAR:
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