Recent NASCAR News
Making History: Darrell Wallace Jr. Claims First NASCAR National Series Triumph, Scores For Diversity
NASCAR isn’t quite the stereotypical scene from your father’s generation…at least that’s not where it’s heading. And that’s completely deliberate, for the better. Illustrated by up and coming driver Darrel Wallace Jr. and his massive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this past weekend at Martinsville, the landscape is undergoing a modernization of sorts – as the field of competitors becomes more and more diverse and the NASCAR organization aims to spread appeal of America’s first ‘action sport’ to all sorts of people that love engines, racing and drama.
It’s been a weekend of resurgence for Oakley’s four-wheel motorsports team –and Jamie McMurray’s wide smile painted that picture perfectly at NASCAR’s mecca. Oakley’s star driver ended an extended victory drought with a smooth triumph at Talladega this past weekend, picking up his first ‘W’ since Oct. 2010. Smashing through an abnormally mellow speedway – devoid of its usual massive crashes, scrambling and head-to-head battles throughout – Jamie skated through the final 15 laps with no incident to spoil his return to victory lane.
Few were more surprised at Martin Truex Jr.’s stunning late race performance at Sonoma on Sunday…than himself. Oakley’s NASCAR ripper topped fellow O driver Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon for victory, halting an extensive Sprint Cup Series drought stretching back to 2007. “You can’t explain the feeling,” Martin said following his second career triumph. “When it’s been that long and you worked so hard and you’ve been so close … you think at times, man, is this ever going to happen again? It’s pretty surreal. Unbelievable.”