NCWTS PRACTICE: Honoring Wendell; Bubba Wallace Fastest in Happy Hour With Tribute Truck

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — official release — Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Defending race-winner Darrell Wallace Jr. led the way in final Camping World Truck Series practice on Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. Wallace, who picked up the first win of his national series career in this race last year, paced the session with a top speed of 95.888 mph. His Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Erik …

NCWTS: Title Race Tightens With Four To Go

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — official release — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — Nineteen points separated defending champion Matt Crafton from ThorSport teammate Johnny Sauter heading into Talladega Speedway. Now that margin has tightened, but with new faces in the hunt. Former NASCAR Next drivers Ryan Blaney (-16 points) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (-28) loom close behind Crafton, overtaking the second …

NCWTS: Darrell Wallace Jr. Returns To Sweet Home Alabama

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — official release — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Darrell Wallace Jr. hopes the “skies are so blue” this weekend as the Alabama native returns to his home track of Talladega Superspeedway for the Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola. Fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, the 20-year-old currently rides a streak of consecutive …

NASCAR: Front Row, KBM to Pay Tribue to Wendell Scott at Martinsville

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – official release — NASCAR photo — NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports, Kyle Busch Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway will honor 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event, with a series of tributes during the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway race weekend Oct. 24-26. Front Row Motorsports will pay homage …

NCWTS: Final Stretch Equals Last Opportunity For Wallace Jr. and Quiroga

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JOLIET, Ill. — official release — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Time is ticking for Darrell Wallace Jr. and German Quiroga with only eight races left on the 2014 schedule. The two drivers sit on the cusp of the top five in the points standings with Wallace (-38) fourth and Quiroga (-48) fifth. Both drivers need to make moves to …

Speed Zone Blog: Dear NASCAR, More Dirt!

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LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Blog by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Wait, two blogs from the managing editor in four days? What? Somebody stop the presses! Okay, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but it feels good to be back and able to write on a regular basis! I’m enjoying this after …

NCWTS: Darrell Wallace Jr. Holds Off Hard-Charging Kyle Larson; Masters Eldora for Dirt-Track Truck Win

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service — Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — In front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. won Wednesday’s night second annual 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic. Wallace, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, earned his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win of the season. Wallace led the final 97 laps of …

NNS: Darrell Wallace Jr. to Drive Nationwide Series No. 20 for JGR at Daytona

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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 …

NNS: Wallace to Join JGR for First Nationwide Start of Season at Talladega

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April 24, 2014 — team release — JGR photo — HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Darrell Wallace, Jr. is set to make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start of the 2014 season at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, May 3, behind the wheel of the No. 20 ToyotaCare Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). The start will mark the 20-year-old’s fifth-career start …

NCWTS: Truck Qualifying Scratched Due to Rain; Wallace Jr. to Start from Pole

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March 29, 2014 — staff report — NASCAR photo — RIDGEWAY, VA — The last time Darrell Wallace Jr. was at Martinsville Speedway, he ended the race at the front of the field. In his return to the Virginia short track, he’s once more ahead of the pack. The 20-year-old Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will lead the field to green in …

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Diversity Graduate Wallace Scores First NASCAR Camping World Truck Victory

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2013) – In short order, Darrell Wallace Jr. has piled up accolades usually preceded by the word “youngest” or “fastest” or “first.” Now, with a win at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace adds another history-making accomplishment to the list – and continues a competitive landscape evolution. With the victory, Wallace becomes the second African-American driver to win …