In case you missed it last week,, Bubba Wallace became just the second Black driver to win NASCAR’s Cup Series race. This happened one week after Lewis Hamilton made history as the first racer to win 100 races.
Wallace was leading the NASCAR playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway today when it was suspended for rain after lap 117. Since more than half of the scheduled 188 laps were completed, the standings will be scored as the official finishing order.
Wallace is the first Black driver to win at NASCAR’s elite Cup level since Wendell Scott in 1963.
After the win Wallace said, “This is for all the kids out there that want to have an opportunity and whatever they want to achieve, and be the best at what they want to do. You’re going to go through a lot of bulls—. But you always got to stick true to your path and not let the nonsense get to you. Stay strong. Stay humble. Stay hungry. Been plenty of times when I wanted to give up.”
Back in Febraury, Michael Jordan “agreed to purchase the NASCAR Cup Series Charter and Bubba Wallace is the driver for ‘His Airness’ with partner Denny Hamlin for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.