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Darrell Wallace Jr.'s Daytona 500 car to be auctioned off

Wallace car

Next month many items from the historic career of Richard Petty will be auctioned off in Las Vegas, including multiple cars and trophies.

Now a more recent piece of Petty history has been added to the docket.

The battered and bruised No. 43 Chevrolet that Darrell Wallace Jr. drove to a historic second-place finish in the Daytona 500 will be up for auction May 12 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

MORE: Click here for the Petty auction catalogue.

Wallace, who finished behind Austin Dillon, became the highest-placing African-American driver ever in the 500 in his first start in the race.

Wallace’s car, which was damaged on the last lap from contact with Denny Hamlin and the wall, joins items including the 1974 Dodge Charger that Petty drove to his fifth Daytona 500 win.

“This car is always going to be special to me,” Wallace said in a press release. “It was my first Daytona 500 and was such an emotional race. This car was the best place for me to be. It was an amazing day with this car.”

The car is signed by Wallace and estimated to sell between for $70,000 - $90,000.

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