(MARTINSVILLE, Va.) — Darrell Wallace Jr. had a day he won’t soon forget at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200. Not only did he win his first ever NASCAR Race, he made history while doing it.
Wallace is the first African American to win a NASCAR race since Wendell Scott won in Jacksonville, Fla. back in December of 1963.
The 20-year-old Wallace took home his first professional racing victory for Kyle Busch Motorsports after leading a race-high 96 laps. He never fell below sixth place.
“We congratulate Darrell Wallce Jr. on his first national series victory, one that will be remembered as a remarkable moment in our sport’s history,” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said in a statement.
Brendan Gaughan finished secodn in the face, followed by Jed Burton.
Matt Crafton finished the race 17th and holds a 51-point lead over James Buescher with just three races left to go.
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Jill Martin, CNN