Darrell Wallace Jr. hired to drive for Roush Fenway

Roush Fenway Racing confirmed Thursday that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford next season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly Nationwide Series). The Observer first reported Dec.7 that Wallace had asked for a release from his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and likely would end up at Roush.

What do you get the NASCAR fan for Christmas? Lots of stuff, from race tickets to gear to tailgating supplies. And don’t forget tickets for the NASCAR Hall of Fame or the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

NASCAR finds itself searching the market for a high-dollar series sponsor – again. Telecommunications company Sprint, whose involvement in NASCAR dates to 2004 and Nextel’s original 10-year contract, cited a need to focus on “core business priorities” in deciding to end the partnership.

Getting ready to hit the road for the holiday? You can learn a thing or seven from NASCAR’s Jill Gregory of Charlotte, whose business trips range from speedway garages to gala events.

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