Wallace Becomes First Black Driver In 58 Years To Win Cup Series Race
Provided By - Video Elephant on October 05, 2021
Bubba Wallace has become the first Black driver in 58 years to win a NASCAR Cup Series race.
Wallace is also only the second Black driver to ever win a race in the series after Wendell Scott in 1963.
Wallace took his maiden Cup Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 4 after the rain forced the race to end early.
Wallace was deemed the official race winner as the event had passed the halfway point when the race was stopped.
Wallace, the driver of co-owner Micheal Jordan's No.23 car, dedicated the win to children who have big dreams of their own.
"This is for all those kids out there who want to have an opportunity in whatever they want to achieve and be the best at what they want to do," Bubba Wallace.
The 27-year-old is currently the only Black full-time driver in NASCAR.