Darrell Bubba Wallace Jr. (born October 8, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently 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.
2010 K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year 2008 UARA-Stars Rookie of the Year
Highest finishing African-American in the Daytona 500 (2nd, 2018 ) Highest finishing African-American in the Brickyard 400 (3rd, 2019 ) 2017 U.S. Short Track Nationals Super Late Model 100 Winner (inaugural race) First African-American to win in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series ( Martinsville , 2014 ) Youngest driver to ever win at Franklin County Speedway (15 in 2008)
In terms of how they get paid, NASCAR drivers are different from athletes in team sports. Read: Today's Richest Athletes in the World Where an NFL or NBA player receives the bulk of his income from a...
Bubba Wallace liked the direction NASCAR took in support of social justice in 2020, but he says the sport must continue to put the pedal to the metal in hopes of making a deeper impact on society. Wallace, NASCAR's only Black fulltime driver, got his start at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway...
Bubba Wallace is no stranger to the ups and downs that come with being a pet parent. While recently chatting with PEOPLE, the 27-year-old NASCAR driver and DoorDash partner shared that he is "excited" to spread the news about DoorDash's new partnership with PetSmart. The companies are joining forces to offer on-demand delivery of pet supplies and accessories, a step that should make life easier for plenty of pet parents.
Though he has yet to take his first checkered flag on the NASCAR Cup Series, Bubba Wallace remains a popular — if polarizing — figure among fans. He is among the top five contenders to gain a spot in the NASCAR All-Star Race via fan voting. Wallace is not among...
Just a few months ago, NASCAR fans learned that driver Bubba Wallace would be teaming up with Michael Jordan to form a new team. Unfortunately, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t been the best for Wallace. He sat at 23rd place for the NASCAR Cup Series Standings following a 14th-place finish at the Coca-Cola 600.
Although NASCAR is taking a break from races that count toward the regular season and playoffs, it’s still on the track this weekend for the All-Star Race, a mid-season, exhibition event with a $1 million check waiting for the winner. However, not every NASCAR Cup Series driver is eligible to...
When it comes to fighting social injustice, Bubba Wallace became the unofficial leader for NASCAR last year. But have things changed in the sport since Wallace first used his platform to speak out against racism? PopCulture.com recently caught up with Wallace who showed love to NASCAR for being more diverse today than they have in the past.
Bubba Wallace is making moves in NASCAR as he's established himself as one of the most successful Black drivers in the league's history. But is he on track to win his first-ever Cup Series race? PopCulture.com recently caught up with Wallace, who gave himself a strong grade for his work during his first season with 23XI racing.
When Naomi Osaka announced she was withdrawing from the French Open after being threatened with disqualification over refusal to speak with the media due to her struggles with mental health, many athletes came to her side. One of the athletes to voice support for Osaka was NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace....
Bubba Wallace knows what it’s like to face a lot of attention from the media. Ever since 2020, the NASCAR driver has been in the spotlight. While media attention can be a good thing for someone’s career, it can also have an impact on mental health. Tennis star Naomi Osaka...
Michael Jordan said before the start of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season how he wouldn’t be surprised to see Bubba Wallace make it to victory lane a couple of times. Through 15 races, the No. 23 car hasn’t had a sniff at winning, much less even finish in the top 10.
Bubba Wallace made an impact on NASCAR last season, leading to him joining a new team, 23XI Racing, which is owned by fellow NASCAR star Denny Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan. But how is it working with Jordan, who is one of the greatest athletes of all time? PopCulture.com recently caught up with Wallace, who admits having Jordan call him regularly is interesting.
Bubba’s years at Richard Petty Motorsports were the intersection of the sport’s illustrious past and bright future. Richard Petty, arguably one of the greatest three drivers in motorsports history, putting Bubba in the legendary No. 43 car was huge. Even though Bubba left in 2021, I’d imagine they still talk and are Facebook friends.
Michael Jordan said before the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season started that he expected Bubba Wallace and the 23XI Racing Team to win a couple of times. Halfway through the season, Wallace has yet to earn a top-10 finish, much less a win. Despite those first-season struggles, which most expected,...
The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season has been challenging at times for Bubba Wallace, but there’s still time for him to turn things around. Wallace currently sits in 23rd place for the NASCAR Cup Series Standings. As of this weekend, he’s 84 points behind the cut line for the playoff. The good news for Wallace is that 12 races remain in the 2021 regular season.
No NASCAR driver entered the 2021 season with more scrutiny than Bubba Wallace. Wallace’s choice to speak out against racial injustice last summer in the wake of the George Floyd murder shined a bright light on the 27-year-old Alabama native. As the only black driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series, he sits squarely at the forefront of the company’s efforts to advocate for equality and inclusion in the sport — a position he doesn’t take lightly. He made further headlines when he decided he wouldn’t return to Richard Petty Motorsports and would be the first driver to join Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan’s new 23XI Racing Team.
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, will partner with NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace to promote its line of simulation racing gear, as well as other advanced gaming products. “The first steering wheel I used in gaming was Logitech’s...