Dec 10, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
Darrell Wallace Jr., who became the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race in almost 50 years this past October at Martinsville Speedway, is set to return to the Camping World Truck Series is 2014.
Fox Sports’ Ray Dunlap said via Twitter this morning that Wallace will once again drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 54 team in the CWTS next year:
Additionally, Dunlap tweeted that Rick Ren will not be retained as KBM general manager due to the team’s consolidation.
Team owner and Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch said during this year’s season finale at Homestead-Miami that he was going to end his squad’s efforts in the Nationwide Series due to a lack of funding; Parker Kligerman, who drove full-time for KBM’s No. 77 Nationwide team, has since moved up to the Cup level with an expanded, two-car team at Swan Racing.
As for Wallace, he’ll look to build upon a solid rookie season in the Trucks. 19-year-old “Bubba” finished eighth in points this year with the aforementioned win at Martinsville plus five Top-5 and 12 Top-10 finishes to his credit.
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