Darrell Wallace Jr. and Richard Petty Motorsports have filled out six more races of sponsorship for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
The team announced Tuesday (May 1) that World Wide Technology will adorn Wallace’s No. 43 for six races in 2018. As part of the partnership, the company has been named the technology and analytics partner for the team.
“I’m really into technology in my personal life, and this partnership makes perfect sense for me and our race team,” Wallace said in a team statement. “World Wide Technology will bring a whole new set of tools to our race team that we can directly translate into speed in our cars. The amount of data they can collect and analyze for us will give us an advantage and help us with our entire process of setting up the car on a race weekend. I’m excited to work with their group and help with this partnership.”
Added Brian Moffitt, RPM’s chief executive officer: “Technology is always changing in our sport. The amount of data available and collected by teams during test sessions and race weekends is staggering and could be overwhelming. Our partnership with World Wide Technology will help ensure our team maximizes the knowledge available in this collection of data so we stay ahead of what’s happening in our sport. We look forward to showcasing the capabilities of World Wide Technology and the direct impact they will have on the performance of our race team.”
Kansas Speedway (May 12) is the first race that will feature primary sponsorship from WWT, followed by events at Sonoma Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s roval and Dover International Speedway in October.
Wallace is 22nd in points in his first full-time season with RPM and in the Cup Series, earning one top five and two top 10s through 10 races.