02/08 2013

Gibbs To Put D.Wallace in NASCAR Truck Series

Gibbs To Put D.Wallace in NASCAR Truck Series
By Jim Utter The Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE — Darrell Wallace Jr., a development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing and participant in NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, will run a full 2013 NASCAR Truck Series schedule.
Wallace, 19, will drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports but remain under contract with JGR.
An official announcement is expected Saturday, multiple sources confirmed Thursday.  Wallace would become the first full-time African-American driver in one of NASCAR’s three national series since Bill Lester’s last Truck season of 2006.
Wallace made four Nationwide Series starts last year with JGR and earned three top-10 finishes.