Darrell Wallace Jr. wins NASCAR Truck race

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm •  Published: June 14, 2014
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MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck victory Saturday night, holding off German Quiroga at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Wallace took the lead from Quiroga off a restart with four laps left after Quiroga tangled with Erik Jones, Wallace's Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate. Jones bobbled while leading with seven laps left, and Quiroga slammed into the back of Jones' truck, sending it spinning hard into the inside wall.

"It was wild," Wallace said. "Such a bummer for Erik."

The 20-year-old Wallace, making his 29th series start, won last year at Martinsville to join Wendell Scott as the only black winners on NASCAR's national level.

"We got into a little trouble the first pit stop, but a little adversity never hurts anybody," Wallace said. "We come through. I'm so proud of my guys, they worked their tails off."

Quiroga, from Mexico, finished a career-high second, while Jones ended up 23rd.

"I got a little free," Jones said. "(Quiroga got) right into the left rear and just turned us around."