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.

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 11:  Darrell Wallace Jr, driver of the #6 Leidos Ford, reacts to a decal on his car honoring Granny Jan in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
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)

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.

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