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The latest news concerning the Truck Series in the upcoming season was announced today at the NASCAR Preview in Charlotte when Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs announced Darrell (Bubba) Wallace Jr will drive the full-truck schedule for KBM this season. Wallace Jr is an up and coming driver for Joe Gibbs Racing and success came immediately for Wallace Jr when he entered NASCAR. Wallace Jr is also part of NASCAR’s drive for diversity and Wallace Jr may be the most successful African-American driver in NASCAR history.
KBM announced that Wallace Jr will drive the No.54 Toyota Sponsored truck and compete for the championship in the upcoming season. Wallace Jr competed in the K&N East Series last season and also ran a few Nationwide races for JGR. JGR wanted Wallace Jr in one of NASCAR’s top series’ this season and they decided to put him in a KBM truck. Wallace Jr will also likely run a few Nationwide Series races for JGR this season.
Even though Wallace Jr is a JGR development driver, JGR works closely with Kyle Busch Motorsports since Kyle Busch races in the Cup Series for JGR. JGR and KBM’s goal for Wallace Jr is for him to have as much success as possible. Wallace Jr is clearly a great racer and it won’t be soon until he’s winning a bunch of races.
KBM will be fielding three total trucks for 2013. Joey Coulter will drive the No.18 truck, Wallace Jr will be in the No.54 truck and Kyle Busch will drive ten races in the No.51 truck. With the off-season moves KBM has made, they’re putting their whole organization in a great position to find success in 2013 and beyond. Seeing team-owner Kyle Busch in victory lane often this season may be a sight to get used to. KBM is on the track to success for 2013.
Wallace Jr will look to have success in his first full-time season in one of NASCAR’s top series’. Based on past performances, Wallace Jr should have a strong performance in each and every race. As the season is set to begin, the final pieces are being put together to make 2013 better than ever. Wallace Jr is now part of a rapidly growing KBM team and the whole organization should be able to find success easily this season.
By Jason Schultz
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Darrell Wallace Jr. will compete full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2013. Wallace, who is 19 years old will drive the No.[...]
The NASCAR season is back upon us and it is time to get you caught up with everything that happened in the offseason. Start ‘N’ Park Blog will be going through their list of drivers running the full schedule in 2013 and telling you what you can expect from those drivers in the new year. Today’s entry is the driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, Kyle Busch.
Driver: Kyle Busch...
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Toyota Care – the complimentary maintenance plan provided with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota – will be the primary sponsor on Kyle Busch’s No. 51 Tundra for 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2013, beginning with the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International...
The kid is only 19 years old, but has a ton of talent and it is only a matter of time before you see him on Sundays driving with the big boys.
For now though he is breaking down barriers by becoming the third African-American driver in the history of NASCAR to get a full time ride.
He has secured a spot in the Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2013. Congratulations to him...