Bubba Wallace honoring late grandmother on XFINITY car at Phoenix


NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. is racing with a heavy heart this weekend after the loss of his grandmother.

But in Saturday night's Chase elimination race at Phoenix International Raceway, “Granny Jan” will ride with Bubba on his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing machine.

Wallace is one of the eight Chase drivers who will be vying for the four spots available in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Rolling into Victory Lane and earning a shot to fight for a title would be one special way to honor his late grandmother.

Our condolences go out to Wallace and his entire family.

Darrell Wallace Jr. reacts to a decal on his car honoring Granny Jan in the garage area during practice at Phoenix International Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)