Darrell Wallace Jr. probably wasn’t expecting to race in all three NASCAR national series when he started the 2017 season, but after this weekend he’ll have done just that.
Wallace is scheduled to be back behind the wheel of a race car for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway, the 23-year-old announced Tuesday on Twitter. Wallace, who last raced in trucks in 2014, will field the No. 99 Maestro’s Classic Chevrolet Silverado for MDM Motorsports during the LTI Printing 200.
“It’s a great new company coming to the sport,” Wallace said, via Motorsport.com. “Pretty excited about that. We’ve been working really hard on some projects and we were able to land this one with some great people involved. Pretty pumped about this one.”
The Mobile, Ala., native started this season running the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing in the Xfinity Series. Roush Fenway shut down the No. 6 operation after 12 races, allowing Wallace to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut driving the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports while Aric Almirola was injured.
Wallace still is looking for a drive at the Cup level in 2018. He reportedly was in the running for a seat with Wood Brothers Racing, but was passed over in July in favor of Paul Menard. RPM, which was impressed by his performances in the No. 43, wants to field a second car with Wallace behind the wheel, though it’s still looking for sponsors for that ride.
Wallace owns five career trucks wins, including four with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2014 en route to a third-place finish in the points standings.
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