Bowmanville, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - After a slow start to the season, Darrell Wallace Jr. is moving up in the Camping World Truck Series point standings.
With two wins and a pair of second-place finishes, Wallace has scored 318 points in the last eight races, which is more than any other driver in the series. Wallace, the driver of the No. 54 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, has climbed from 11th to fifth in points since the May 30 race at Dover.
The series will run its 14th race of the season on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This will be the second time the series competes in Canada. One year ago, Chase Elliott won the inaugural truck race at this 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Wallace finished fourth.
"We definitely have momentum on our side following some strong runs the last few weeks in our No. 54 Toyota Tundra," Wallace said. "I'm pumped to get back to Canada, turn left and right, and hopefully leave with some hardware to add to this year's finishes."
Erik Jones, who holds the record as the youngest driver to win a truck race and is Wallace's teammate, is scheduled to drive the No. 51 Toyota, which is mostly occupied by Kyle Busch. Jones was 17 years, five months and nine days old when he won his first race in the series last November at Phoenix.
This will be Jones' first NASCAR national touring series start on a road course.
"I've been looking forward to making my first start on a road course for a long time, and now that I'm finally getting the chance, I think it is going to be pretty fun," Jones said. "It's always tough going into a new situation in a race car, but I attended the Ron Fellows school, and that helped out a lot."
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is co-owned by Fellows, who is no stranger to NASCAR racing. He has won six times in NASCAR national series competition, including twice in trucks (both at Watkins Glen).
Jones has six starts in trucks this season. He won the July 11 race at Iowa.
Johnny Sauter currently holds an eight-point lead over second-place and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton, who is the defending series champion.
Ryan Blaney trails Sauter by 24 points. Ron Hornaday Jr. is 27 points behind, and Wallace is 33 in back of the leader.
Twenty-nine teams are on the entry list for the Chevrolet Silverado 250.
Series: NASCAR Camping World. Date: Sunday, Aug. 31. Race: Chevrolet Silverado 250. Site: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Track: 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Start time: 1:30 p.m. ET. Laps: 64. Miles: 157.37. 2013 Winner: Chase Elliott. Television: FOX Sports 1. Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.