Darrell Wallace Jr. is set to become just the fourth black driver in the 65-year history of NASCAR to secure a full-time ride in a national series.
An announcement will be made on the Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver during a Saturday news conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.
Wallace, 19, will drive the No. 54 Toyota.
The only other black drivers that have competed full time in a national series are Wendell Scott, Willie T. Ribbs and Bill Lester. Scott drove for much of 1961 through 1971 in NASCAR's top series, now known as the Sprint Cup Series. (ESPN.com)