After a four-win season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. was expected to take the next step into the NASCAR XFINITY Series for 2015.
But when Joe Gibbs Racing was unable to find a sponsor to help him take that step, Wallace asked for and was granted his release.
Now, one of NASCAR’s better prospects could be heading to Roush Fenway Racing’s XFINITY Series operation, which is already set to run three cars in 2015 for Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed, and the incoming Elliott Sadler.
It can be strongly argued that Wallace, who in 2013 became the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series race in half a century, has done all he can in the Trucks.
And as NASCAR AMERICA’s Parker Kligerman noted in today’s episode, Roush Fenway’s ability to field XFINITY cars for young drivers without major sponsorship could help Wallace keep pushing toward the eventual goal of racing in the top-tier Sprint Cup Series.
For more of Kligerman’s thoughts, check out the clip above.