Congratulations Pour In After Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Historic NASCAR Win
When 20-year-old Darrell Wallace Jr. crossed the start-finish line Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, he not only scored his first career Camping World Truck Series victory, he also solidified his place NASCAR history.
The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver became only the second African-American to win in NASCAR’s top three series, putting his name aside pioneer Wendell Scott. In fitting style, Wallace Jr.’s win came just down the road from Scott’s hometown of Danville, Va.
In a race with drama unfolding on the track and in the garage, Wallace was able to battle hard with Ty Dillon in the closing laps of the race to drive away for his first career victory.
We Came. We Saw. We Conquered.
— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) October 26, 2013
Almost immediately, the congratulatory tweets came flowing in from drivers, crew members and fans.
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) October 26, 2013
— Samantha Busch (@SamanthaBusch) October 26, 2013
You drove like a hero @BubbaWallace 🏁
— Mark Martin (@markmartin) October 26, 2013
— Steve O'Donnell (@odsteve) October 26, 2013
— Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace) October 26, 2013
Congrats to my buddy @BubbaWallace That was sweet
— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) October 26, 2013
Congrats @bubbawallace on a big win, well deserved today buddy!
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) October 26, 2013
— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) October 26, 2013
Proud of @BubbaWallace today. Really happy for him
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) October 26, 2013