HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – official release — NASCAR photo — Darrell Wallace Jr. will pilot the No. 20 Share a Coke Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona Int’l Speedway on July 4.
“What an awesome couple of weeks,” said Wallace. “With the win at Gateway in my Tundra to learning that I’ll be in the Nationwide race at Daytona behind the wheel of the No. 20 Share a Coke Toyota Camry. Superspeedway’s haven’t shown the best results for me so far, but every time I’ve competed we have been super-fast and I know this time will be no different. I’m stoked to get back in a Nationwide Camry and hopefully we can take the positive momentum from Gateway straight into victory lane and celebrate by sharing an ice cold Coke with everyone for the Fourth of July.”
The start will mark Wallace’s second NNS race of the season in the No. 20 Camry. His only other start this season was at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on May 3. Wallace started the race from the third position behind Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Sam Hornish Jr. and Elliott Sadler. After running the early part of the race solidly in the top 10, an incident in turn four on lap 45 collected Wallace and resulted in a disappointing 31st-place finish.
In addition to his NNS starts this season, Wallace has seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this year. The Truck Series most recently competed at Gateway Motorsports Park where Wallace led a race-high 85 of 160 laps on his way to earning his second-career win. Overall, he has compiled seven NCWTS starts this season with one win, two top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes, has led 119 laps and has an average start of 10.4 and average finish of 13.7.