Wallace becomes first African-American to win NASCAR race in 50 years - CNN.com: It's one win for Darrell Wallace Jr., but what will it mean for other African-American race car drivers -- present and future?
The answer to that question might not come for years. Nonetheless, NASCAR wasted no time Saturday in hailing Wallace's on-track success at Martinsville Speedway in southern Virginia.
"We congratulate Darrell Wallace Jr. on his first national series victory, one that will be remembered as a remarkable moment in our sport's history," said NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France.
Wallace took the Kroger 200 on the racing circuit's Camping World Truck Series, which is on NASCAR's third tier.