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#ShareaCoke with Bubba Wallace at Daytona

July 02, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Darrell Wallace Jr. Daytona

New scheme and sponsor for Wallace Jr. in Nationwide opportunity

Want to Share a Coke with Darrell Wallace Jr.? Friday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway will allow for that, in a way.

For the first time since 2008, Coca-Cola -- which also serves as the sponsor of Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Coke Zero 400 -- will run a paint scheme during a national series race. It previously sponsored Kyle Petty's No. 45 in the 2008 Coca-Cola 600.

The design is custom for Wallace, who will make his sixth start in the Nationwide Series. He has three top-10s in his career, all of which came in 2012.

Last week at Kentucky, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate announced Coke as the sponsor for his second Nationwide Series race this season.

"Coca-Cola's taken iconic names from across the nation and changed out their logos on the bottle to put your name on there," he said. "That's really neat so you never know. If you pick up a bottle that says 'Share a Coke with Bubba,' then you think of me."

Another view of the car: