CHARLOTTE — Darrell Wallace Jr., a development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing and participant in NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, will run a full 2013 NASCAR Truck Series schedule, the Observer and News & Observer has learned.
Wallace, 19, will drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports but remain under contract with JGR. Busch drives in the Sprint Cup Series for JGR.
An official announcement is expected Saturday, multiple sources confirmed Thursday.
JGR officials declined to comment.
Wallace would become the first full-time African-American driver in one of NASCAR’s three national series since Bill Lester’s last Truck season of 2006.
Wendell Scott is the only African-American to win a race in one of NASCAR’s three national series, Dec. 1, 1963, at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla.
Wallace made four Nationwide Series starts last year with JGR and earned three top-10 finishes.