A recent Friday that Darrell Wallace Jr. could have reflected on the previous night’s race or done something completely different was instead spent at Richmond International Raceway, soaking up the bustle of the Nationwide Series garage.

He stayed in the background while crew members shuttled between the pits and the hauler of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota Camry, but a couple of guys stopped to ask how he likes the crazy scene and if he was ready for this.