By: Toby Christie – follow on twitter @toby_christie
Bubba Wallace, who has been searching for a ride in NASCAR since filling in admirably for Aric Almirola while the driver of the No. 43 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car recovered from a broken back, has found an opportunity for the Camping World Truck Series race this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
Wallace, who made the announcement on Facebook Live, will drive the No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado for MDM Motorsports. The effort will be sponsored by Maestro’s Classic Beard Products.
The 23 year old had a great season going in the Xfinity Series earlier this year driving for Roush Fenway Racing. In 12 starts in RFR’s No. 6 Ford Mustang, Wallace had seven top10 finishes including six sixth place efforts. The team was shut down after facing sponsorship issues.
Wallace then recorded two top-15 finishes in his first four Cup Series starts while subbing for Almirola.
The No. 99 Truck has had a rotation of drivers all season long including Austin and Ty Dillon and Xfinity Series regular Brandon Jones. Jones nearly won at Kentucky for the team, so expectations will be high for Wallace this weekend.
Wallace, a native of Mobile, Alabama, has five career wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
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