Bubba Wallace Going to Attempt to ‘Shred’ Competition at Chicagoland

Photo Credit: Noel Lanier

When the NASCAR XFINITY Series takes to Chicagoland Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. will have a passenger aboard his No. 6 Ford Mustang.

Nickelodeon cartoon character Shredder will on the hood, and side panels of Wallace’s ride. Shredder is the commander of an evil ninja army called the Foot Clan, and one of the deadliest martial artists in the world

“I grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Shredder was always a cool character,” said Wallace. “It’s an honor to partner with Nickelodeon on this program. Hopefully, Shredder and the Foot Clan will lead the way to Victory Lane.”

Nickelodeon is sponsoring the racing action at Chicagoland, with the Sprint Cup Series race being named the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400. Throughout the weekend, there will be other themed paint schemes as it was announced Danica Patrick will drive the No. 10 April O’Neil / Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet SS in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400.

“We are excited to partner with Bubba Wallace and Roush Fenway Racing to showcase Shredder and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the NASCAR XFINITY race,” said Anthony DiCosmo, Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing and Development, Nickelodeon. “Just as we did with last season’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 will continue to expand our relationship with NASCAR, while working with another best-in-class ISC track to give fans a unique and engaging race experience that the whole family can enjoy.”

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Joining OnPitRoad.com mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.