Bubba Wallace Wiki – Bubba Wallace Biography
Bubba Wallace is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard Petty Motorsports. Previously, Wallace was signed as a development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing where Wallace competed in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 54 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He also raced in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang of Roush Fenway Racing, from 2015 to mid-2017. Wallace is noted for being one of the most successful African American drivers in the history of NASCAR.
“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” NASCAR’s statement read. “We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsibly and eliminate them from the sport.”
The racing organization also said the incident “only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”
Wallace started racing in the Bandolero and Legends car racing series, as well as local late model events, at the age of nine. In 2005, he won 35 of the Bandolero Series’ 48 races held that year; in 2008 he became the youngest driver to win at Franklin County Speedway in Virginia.
Wallace took to Twitter Sunday, saying the “despicable act” left him “incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism.”
Wallace is best friends with fellow driver and competitor Ryan Blaney.
In 2019, Wallace revealed that he dealt with and continues to deal with depression for most of his racing career. After others reached out to him to thank him for bringing awareness to depression, Wallace said he did not know it was such a widespread problem; for him, being depressed was an honest answer to a media question.
On July 23, 2019, Wallace posted photos of Richard Petty autographing his left forearm. He vowed to have Petty’s signature tattooed if the photos were retweeted 43,000 times. The goal was made by the morning of July 25. Less than a month later, Wallace had Petty’s signature tattooed on the back of his right thigh.
Bubba Wallace Age
Bubba Wallace was born on October 8, 1993 (age 26) in Mobile, Alabama, United State.
Wallace was born in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Darrell Wallace Sr. and Desiree Wallace. His father is the owner of an industrial cleaning company and his mother is a social worker who ran track at the University of Tennessee. He grew up in Concord, North Carolina.
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A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall Sunday, according to a statement from NASCAR.
Wallace, who is the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top circuit, has been very outspoken in the last few weeks about the Black Lives Matter movement and the corresponding protests. He even called on NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag, which they did on June 10.
“This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in,” Wallace said.
NASCAR told CNN the garage area where the noose was found is restricted to essential personnel, which includes race teams, NASCAR officials, security, and health and safety personnel.
Sunday also saw the first time NASCAR fans returned to the track in Talladega, Alabama, where a Confederate flag with a “Defund NASCAR” banner was seen flying over the track. Confederate memorabilia was also being sold across the street.
The race was postponed to Monday due to weather, NASCAR announced.
Bubba Wallace’s net worth is estimated at $4 Milion.