Darrell Wallace Jr. Returns to Truck Series at Michigan

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Darrell Wallace Jr. announced via Facebook live that he will pilot the No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado this weekend for MDM Motorsports in a one race deal. It will be the first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since the 2014 Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Wallace Jr. was slated to run a full season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Roush Fenway Racing but sponsorship issues forced the team to cease operations of the No. 6 team following Pocono Raceway in June. He then got the call to fill in for the then injured Aric Almirola behind the wheel of the No. 43 as Almirola recovered from a broken back he sustained in an accident at Kansas Speedway in May. He ran four races behind the wheel of the No. 43 with a best finish of 11th at Kentucky Speedway. Since that race, however, Wallace Jr. has found himself rideless, until this weekend.

Maestro’s Classic Crafting Beard Wash and Beard Butter will join Wallace Jr.’s venture this weekend as sponsors in his return to the Truck Series this weekend in his first start behind the wheel of the No. 99 Chevrolet for MDM Motorsports.

With a total of 44 starts in the series and five career victories, 14 top-fives, 26 top-tens, and three poles, Wallace will try to add to the success he’s already had with a strong run in the Irish Hills this weekend.

MDM Motorsports has had 10 starts in the series this season with a best finish of second at Kentucky with Brandon Jones. Tommy Joe Martins, Austin & Ty Dillon, Travis Miller, and Timothy Peters have all shared the driving duties of the No. 99 with Jones having the most rounds at four.

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Christian is from Ooltewah, TN, a town on the outskirts of Chattanooga. He began writing about NASCAR in July of 2015 when he started his own blog. In 2017, Christian moved to OnPitRoad from his blog, He also contributes writing to a few other news sources. His first race he ever attended came in 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and his first race as media came in 2015 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. His favorite track to attend is either Iowa Speedway or Bristol Motor Speedway and his favorite track he hasn't been to yet is Phoenix. Christian makes occasional appearances on The Race Trim Radio Show on Frat House Sports and really enjoys talking about racing with anyone. Along with NASCAR, Christian loves Minor and Major League Baseball and Football. His favorite teams include the Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals, Chattanooga Lookouts, Iowa State Cyclones, and The Detroit Lions.

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