Darrell Wallace Jr. first African American to lead in a NASCAR race since 1963

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Darrell Wallace Jr. endured the range of emotions Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway, from leading laps to being lapped.

Wallace led laps 375-380, the first laps he led in his 12-race NASCAR Cup Series career and the first laps led by an African-American driver since Wendell Scott won in Jacksonville (Florida) in December 1963, but the handling of his car went away. He settled for a 16th-place finish, one lap down, in the Food City 500.

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