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Darrell Wallace Jr. to step up to NASCAR's second-tier series
Darrell Wallace Jr. to step up to NASCAR's second-tier series

Darrell Wallace Jr., who made history last year by becoming the first African American driver to win in one of NASCAR's top three series in nearly 50 years, is taking a step up in stock car racing's ranks. Roush Fenway Racing said Thursday that it has signed Wallace, 21, to drive next year in NASCAR's second-level circuit, which is now called the Nationwide Series but is changing its name to the Xfinity Series starting in 2015. NASCAR's other two national series are its premier Sprint Cup Series and its Camping World Truck Series. Wallace had been racing in the truck series and in 2013 he won his first truck race in Martinsville, Va., becoming the first black driver...

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