Remember this name: Darrell Wallace Jr. He recently became the first African-American driver to win in a NASCAR national series in nearly 50 years with a victory in the Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series race.
No African-American driver has won a NASCAR national touring race since Wendell Scott won in Jacksonville, Florida (my hometown - Woot!) on December 1, 1963.
Darrell is only 20 years old (so young!) and grew up in Concord, North Carolina. He started racing at the age of nine. Nine?! I was baking cakes in my Easy Bake Oven at nine years old. :)
When asked about this historic win and what it means to him, he said:
“I want to be a role model and inspiration to the younger kids and just change the sport as a whole and change it for the better, bring in a new face and just new activity into the sport, and winning helps everything."