Darrell Wallace, Jr. has had success at Dover International Speedway before. Now, as his career grows, he’s looking to keep that going.
Wallace is off to a good start after winning the pole Friday morning for the May 31 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, which takes place later in the afternoon.
He turned a lap of 156.617 mph to become the youngest pole-sitter in the history of the series at age 19.
Seventeen-year-old Chase Elliott will start alongside Wallace, thus comprising the youngest front row in series history. Elliott was last to qualify and seemed poised to snatch that youngest-pole-sitter title from Wallace, but came up just short with a lap of 155.440 mph.
Wallace is looking for a second win at the Monster Mile after taking the checkered flag in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race in 2011. It’s actually also his second career pole at Dover – he won the pole for last fall’s “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Jeb Burton, who enters the race third in the points standings, qualified third. He’s followed by Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch in the top five. Ty Dillon, points leader Matt Crafton, German Quiroga Jr., Max Gresham and Johnny Sauter round out the top-10.