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African-American drivers in Camping World Trucks

October 26, 2013,

Darrell Wallace Jr. becomes first to win in series history

There have been nine African-American drivers who competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:


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Chase Austin, 3 starts (best finish, 13th, Daytona, 2/13/09)
Marc Davis, 1 start (Gateway, 2008)
Bruce Driver, 1 start (Richmond, 1999)
Bill Lester, 142 starts (best finish, 5th, two times, most recent Auto Club Speedway, 2/24/06)
Bobby Norfleet, 1 start (Portland RC, 1999)
Willy T. Ribbs, 23 starts (best finish 13th, Pikes Peak, 5/20/01)
Preston Tutt, 1 start (Chicago MS, 2001)
Darrell Wallace Jr., 19 starts (best finish, 1st, Martinsville, 10/26/13)
Tim Woods III, 5 starts (best finish, 25th, Auto Club Speedway, 11/2/01)

Laps Led:
Wallace 340 (last led 10/26/13 Martinsville Speedway)
Lester 92 (last led 7/14/07 Kentucky Speedway)

African-American wins in NASCAR national series -- 2.
*Darrell Wallace Jr., Martinsville Speedway, Oct. 26, 2013; Wallace has won one Truck pole on May 31, 2013 at Dover International Speedway
*Wendell Scott, Dec. 1, 1963, Jacksonville, Fla. (Race was part of 1964 season). Scott won one pole on July 20, 1962 at Savannah (Ga.) Speedway, a ½-mile dirt oval.

The April 22, 2000 event Portland (Ore.) International Raceway was the first for a NASCAR national touring series in which two African-American drivers competed: Lester and Norfleet.

The Sept. 28, 2001 event at South Boston (Va.) Speedway was the first for a NASCAR national touring series in which three African-American drivers competed: Lester, Ribbs and Woods. Bill Lester won pole for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race May 15, 2003 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He won back-to-back poles at Kansas and Kentucky Speedways in 2005.


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