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NCWTS: Darrell Wallace, Jr. Scores First Victory in Martinsville

Saturday, Oct 26 2737

Darrell Wallace, Jr. captured his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win today at the Martinsville Speedway. Wallace held off many drivers like Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, and Johnny Sauter to score the victory. He led a total of 96 of the 200 laps that made up the Kroger 200. He becomes the second African-American driver to win a national series race in NASCAR with Wendell Scott.

Brendan Gaughan finished in the second spot after posting his fifth top-10 finish in a total of 14 starts at the Martinsville Speedway. Gaughan lost the race by 1.673 seconds behind the race winner. Today’s top-10 finish became his 10th this season.

Jeb Burton quietly finished in the top-three today. He earned his second finish in the top-10 after making only three starts at Martinsville Speedway. He goes into Texas Motor Speedway looking to capture another win in 2013. It is also the site where he captured his first career win in the series.

Matt Crafton still comes out of Martinsville leading the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings with three races remaining. After Ty Dillon’s troubles today with Kevin Harvick, James Buescher will slot back into the second spot. Crafton leads the standings by 51 points. For a second time this year, Crafton has finished outside of the top-10.

Next race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be next week at the Texas Motor Speedway. Race coverage will begin live at 8:00 p.m. Et. on Fox Sports 1 Friday night. Radio coverage will be provided by the Motor Racing Network.

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