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Darrell Wallace Jr. will be back on track this weekend at Michigan International Speedway, driving in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
Wallace, 23, announced on Facebook Live that he would pilot the No. 99 Chevrolet for owner Matthew Miller in the LTI Printing 200. Maestro’s Classic, a “beard butter” for facial grooming, is serving as primary sponsor befitting the bearded Bubba.
“It’s a great new company coming to the sport,” Wallace Jr. said on NASCAR’s Facebook Live. “Pretty excited about that. We’ve been working really hard on some projects and we were able to land this one with some great people involved. Pretty pumped about this one.”
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— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) August 8, 2017
It’s a return to his roots, of sorts, for Wallace, who most recently filled in for the injured Aric Almirola in the iconic No. 43 Monster Energy Series Ford.
Wallace has five career wins in the Camping World Truck Series, including a four-win campaign in 2014 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He joined Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2015, competing in 78 races with the organization through this season.
He joined Richard Petty Motorsports for four races earlier this season in place of Almirola. Those four starts netted three top-20 finishes, including an 11th-place run at Kentucky Speedway.