You Won’t Believe When This NASCAR Driver First Got Behind the Wheel
After becoming the first African-American to win on NASCAR’s national level in 50 years, talk show host Arsenio Hall chatted with 20-year-old Darrell Wallace Jr. to discuss the significance of the win.
“Wow this is really cool, we’ve got basketball, we’ve got golf, we’ve got the Presidency, now we just need water polo,” joked Arsenio Hall. “…if one of y’all brothers can water polo that would be real cool.”
Wallace, who took the title for the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, is only the second black person to ever win on a national level. He tells Hall he started racing at the age of nine.
“I started out yes nine years old, a little thing. I started racing go karts in a track by our house…and just worked my way through the ranks, the asphalt ranks,” he said. “Next thing you know, I’m 20 years old, just had a birthday two weeks ago, and just ended up winning my first race.”