NASCAR America: Sponsorship for Darrell Wallace Jr. in doubt amid best start in Xfinity career

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Back in January, Darrell Wallace Jr. said he only had sponsorship secured for the first six races of the Xfinity season.

We’re now past that point and Wallace told NASCAR America’s Marty Snider plans have changed for Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford.

“When I was saying six (races), it was actually 10. I was mistaken” Wallace said. “But we have the attitude and (team owner) Jack (Roush) has the attitude that we’re going to go to Homestead. We have to figure some things out.”

Wallace has been sponsored by Leidos through the first six races and will be again this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. He will also be sponsored by Globe Life Bank at Talladega (May 6) and Charlotte (May 27).

If more sponsorship doesn’t emerge for the 23-year-old, Wallace’s season could end after May.

“We’re all optimistic about it,” Wallace said. “I haven’t really heard much as far as sponsorship. … But I’m not worrying about it. My job is not to worry about sponsorship, my job is to go out there and drive the race car as best as I can.”

The uncertainty remains even after Wallace’s bizarre career-best start in the Xfinity Series this year. The No. 6 team has finished sixth in five straight races.

It is the second-longest streak of finishing in the same top-10 spot in series history. It trails only Jack Ingram’s six-race stretch of finishing second in 1983.