A year after Daniel Suarez became the first Mexican driver to compete full time in NASCAR’s top series, Darrell Wallace Jr. will be the first black driver to do so since 1971 next season. He’ll replace Aric Almirola, who’s raced for Richard Petty Motorsports for the past six years, in the No. 43 car.
Things got a tad heated — both physically and verbally — between NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Brian Scott and Darrell Wallace Jr. on Saturday night, as the two didn’t exactly agree on how a late restart went down in the race at Kentucky Speedway. Somehow a “C-word” was involved, but as of yet, we still have no idea…
Camping World Truck Series standout Darrell Wallace, Jr., may be showing up more often in the Xfinity (formerly Nationwide) series much more often next year. He has been released from his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and will drive a fourth car for Roush Fenway Racing in 2015.
Darrell Wallace, Jr., became just the second African-American driver to win a major NASCAR event today when he won at the Camping World Truck Race in Martinsville, Virginia. The last black driver to win a NASCAR race was Wendell Scott, in 1963. Mazel tov, Bubba!