Bubba Wallace becomes 2nd Black person to win NASCAR Cup Series
Wallace is the primary Black individual to win the Cup Sequence since 1963, when NASCAR Corridor of Fame driver Wendell Scott led the race.
Simply after the race, Wallace thanked his crew and the house owners, sports activities legend Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, for the chance.
“It is fairly becoming that it comes right here in Talladega,” he mentioned.
“It was a noose,” Wallace mentioned. “Whether or not tied in 2019 or no matter, it was a noose. So, it wasn’t directed at me however anyone tied a noose. That is what I am saying.”
Requested on Monday what it meant to grow to be the second Black driver to win the Cup Sequence race, Wallace grew to become emotional.
“I by no means take into consideration these issues, and if you, if you say it like that, truthfully it brings quite a lot of emotion, quite a lot of pleasure, to my household, followers, pals. It is fairly rattling cool.”
This was Wallace’s first yr driving for 23XI Racing. The victory can also be the primary for Jordan as an proprietor.