FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 31: Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 Camping World / Good Sam Toyota, climbs into his truck in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 31, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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He’s twenty years old and has broken through by accomplishing something that hasn’t been done in fifty years. On October 26th, Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Nascar Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 race at Martinsville, becoming the first African-American to win a Nascar series race since Wendell Scott in 1963.
At an early age, "Bubba" was a natural, so much so that he gave up other sports to focus on racing. Thanks to a solid family, Wallace was able to pursue racing at a high level, handling not just the competition, but adversity along the way.
Spend some time watching him drive and listening to him in interviews and it’s evident that he has the poise and moxy to handle whatever comes at him around the next turn. Wallace not only made history at Martinsville, but also proved he is primed to shine on the big stage.