At 19, Darrell Wallace, Jr will be one of the youngest drivers attempting to make the field in this year's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock presented by Cheerwine at Rockingham Speedway this weekend.
But don't be fooled by his youth, Wallace will be one of the most experienced drivers in the field when the green flag drops on Sunday. In addition to his K&N Pro Series East start last November, in which he finished third, Wallace has three starts in the UARA-STARS Late Model Series at Rockingham.
In addition to Sunday's NCWTS's race, Wallace is entered in Saturday's 75-lap UARA event.
Wallace feels that the things that he learned in his previous starts at the track are going to help him in the trucks on Sunday."I believe it is all going to carry over," Wallace said. "Coming here, I have figured out what line (is fastest) and how much to save tires, which is so important at Rockingham.
"Fortunately, I will be running the late model race on Saturday to get re-acclimated to the track."
Last week, Wallace proved himself to be adept at rough, old racetracks. He led 34 laps en route to a fifth place finish at Martinsville Speedway. Wallace is currently fifth in the NCWTS standings.
The NCWTS will be making its second-annual trip to Rockingham Speedway for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock presented by Cheerwine. In last year's inaugural event, Sprint Cup veteran Kasey Kahne took the checkered flag despite starting at the rear of the field.
The UARA-STARS Late Model Series and the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals (FKSSN) will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock presented by Cheerwine weekend. The UARA and FKSSN will be competing on Saturday, April 13, with qualifying on Friday, April 12.
The NCWTS will practice on Saturday with qualifying and racing on Sunday, April 14.
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