Wallace Makes History, Gives Revolution Racing First Win MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2010) -- Darrell Wallace Jr. made his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East one for the history books, becoming the youngest driver and first...
Wallace Makes History, Gives Revolution Racing First Win
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2010) -- Darrell Wallace Jr. made his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East one for the history books, becoming the youngest driver and first African-American to win in series history.
"We were solid all day - from practice to qualifying. Everything," said Wallace, who is just 16 years, 5 months and 19 days old. "I can't thank the guys from Revolution Racing enough. They worked their tails off to get this car ready for this race."
Wallace led three times for 22 laps in the No. 6 Revolution Racing Chevrolet, taking the lead for the final time on a green-white-checkered finish to the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway on Saturday night.
"I kept spinning my tires," said Wallace. "I told myself to just relax - you'll get them back. And that's what I did and I came home with the 'W'"
Wallace's win also earned him Sunoco Rookie of the Race honors.
It is the first win for Revolution Racing, a majority minority-owned race team owned by Max Siegel and John Story. Revolution, which operates four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams and six NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model teams, focuses on driver development through a unique academy-style program.
Three of Wallace's Revolution Racing teammates also competed in Saturday night's Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150. Ryan Gifford battled back to a fifth-place finish after two spins in the No. 2 Distribution One Chevrolet.
Mackena Bell, the only female driver in the 30 car field, scored a top-20 finish in her NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut, driving the No. 8 Revolution Racing Chevrolet.
Sergio Pena, who made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series debut in January during the Toyota All-Star Showdown, was involved in a wreck on lap 65 that sent his No. 4 Revolution Racing Chevrolet to the garage. Pena was credited with a 28th-place finish.
The race broadcast will air Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m. ET on SPEED.
Revolution Racing will return to the track in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 150 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway on April 3.
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