The news that Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. will be behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorports Ford for this Sunday's Pocono 400 (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1) was noted by the NASCAR community.
Wallace, a veteran of the Camping World Truck Series and the XFINITY Series, will take over driving duties of the iconic No. 43 until Aric Almirola returns from a compression back fracture he suffered recently in a wreck at Kansas Speedway.
Here's what the NASCAR community has been saying about the news on social media: