MOORSVILLE, N.C. — Four years after his last NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, Darrell Wallace Jr. will return to his roots and drive for MDM Motorsports in Saturday’s LTi Printing 200 at Michigan Int’l Speedway.
Wallace took to his Facebook page to stream the announcement live to his fans on Tuesday afternoon.
The 23-year-old will carry primary sponsorship from Maestro’s Classic, a “beard butter” for facial grooming.
“It’s a great new company coming to the sport,” Wallace Jr. said on NASCAR’s Facebook Live. “Pretty excited about that. We’ve been working really hard on some projects and we were able to land this one with some great people involved. Pretty pumped about this one.”
The driver nicknamed Bubba was last on track in the NASCAR ranks in July, driving the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as a substitute for the injured Aric Almirola. His best finish of 12th came at Kentucky Speedway in his final start of four with the team.
Wallace has been without a full-time ride in any of the top-three series after his tenure with Roush-Fenway Racing ended in early June, with the team failing to secure enough funding to complete the season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, despite Wallace being third in points at the time.
Wallace has five career wins and 23 top-10 finishes in the Truck Series. His best finish in the season standings was third in his final full-time season in 2014, while driving for KBM.