Darrell Wallace Jr. Says His Football Position Would be ‘Water Boy’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Asked what position he’d like to play, Bubba Wallace said “water boy.”

Practicing with his beloved Tennessee Volunteers, the driver of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford said after his “lousy” performance, he’d rather be the water boy or cheerleader.

He said that he wasn’t having any luck, but it was “still cool though to be out there with the squad as part of Team 120 (the 120th team fielded by the University of Tennessee in college football) here at UT and just take it all in. This is a different attire than what I usually wear, but I’m glad I was able to suit up and go have some fun and make a fool out of myself for a little bit.”

When asked if he expects to hear any other drivers critique his performance, he said, “oh absolutely, especially Ryan Blaney.”

Wallace also took to Twitter to express his appreciation for the opportunity.

Darrell Wallace Jr tweet 3-24-2016







He was at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Thursday as part of a cross-promotion with Bristol Motor Speedway to promote the upcoming race weekend and the Battle at Bristol in September at Thunder Valley.

Jerry Caldwell, the general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, said that tickets are sold out for the upcoming Sept. 10 contest between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers and there’s still a growing demand for more seats. He also stated that ticket sales for the Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series race were going well.

He also gave an update on the construction of “Colossus,” the new center-hung jumbotron that will hang over the .533 mile concrete short track. Colossus will be turned on for the first time about a week and a half before NASCAR comes to Thunder Valley.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com

Tucker White
Tucker White
I've followed NASCAR for well over 20 years of my life, both as a fan and now as a member of the media. As of 2024, I'm on my ninth season as a traveling NASCAR beat writer. For all its flaws and dumb moments, NASCAR at its best produces some of the best action you'll ever see in the sport of auto racing. Case in point: Kyle Larson's threading the needle pass at Darlington Raceway on May 9, 2021. On used-up tires, racing on a worn surface and an aero package that put his car on the razor's edge of control, Larson demonstrated why he's a generational talent. Those are the stories I want to capture and break down. In addition to NASCAR, I also follow IndyCar and Formula 1. As a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, I'm a diehard Tennessee Volunteers fan (especially in regards to Tennessee football). If covering NASCAR doesn't kill me, down the road, watching Tennessee football will. I'm also a diehard fan of the Atlanta Braves, and I lived long enough to see them win a World Series for the first time since 1995 (when I was just a year old). I've also sworn my fan allegiance to the Nashville Predators, though that's not paid out as much as the Braves. Furthermore, as a massive sports dork, I follow the NFL on a weekly basis. Though it's more out of an obligation than genuine passion (for sports dorks, following the NFL is basically an unwritten rule). Outside of sports, I'm a major cinema buff and a weeb. My favorite film is "Blazing Saddles" and my favorite anime is "Black Lagoon."


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