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Wallace making strides in Truck Series

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(AP) -- Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.

The 20-year-old Wallace, who goes by Bubba, has openly talked of becoming the Tiger Woods of NASCAR - the great black star who can transcend the sport and prove people of all colors can race.

He rebounded from a crash in the season-opening Truck race at Daytona to finish second at Martinsville last month.

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