Wallace fastest in last Daytona practice

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Darrell Wallace Jr., the first black driver to start the Daytona 500 since 1969, turned the fastest lap Saturday in the final practice for NASCAR's season opener.

Wallace went 196.954 mph on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway and continued to shine as one of the stars of Speedweeks. Wallace, driving the No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports, starts seventh in the Daytona 500. He's the first black driver to start the race since Wendell Scott.

Wallace paced a field that saw just 25 of the 40 cars take laps.

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