Concord Teen Is NASCAR's Rising Star
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.--While greeting fans at Joe Gibbs Racing on Wednesday, Darrell Wallace Junior might have looked like he was soaking up the spotlight. But, looks can be deceiving.
"I got the team behind me that's ready to win. It's pretty much all up to me now where I gotta go out
After last weekend's race in Iowa, he is just the fourth African American driver to race on the NASCAR Nationwide Circuit. Wallace hopes he can be a role model. "Young African Americans have nobody to look up to in the top ranks so I think that's where I come in and they get to that point where they can start seeing there's somebody there they can look up to," he said.
After starting with a go-kart ten years ago, Wallace is already working toward his own championship. "I just take it race by race, day by day, anything just to keep myself calm.
Wallace's next big race is in Iowa in August. He credits the support of both his mom and dad with his success.
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