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This William Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is an American professional car racing driver. He races full-time in NASCAR and has become the 2nd Black driver to win NASCAR Cup Series, he usually drives the No. 23 Toyota Camry for 23XI Racing, he is also part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 11 Toyota Tundra for Spencer Davis Motorsports. Wallace is the first Black driver to win at the top level of the stock car series since the racer Wendell Scott in 1963, on a race that he was not even declared the victor until after the an0ther racer named Buck Baker been awarded the trophy. NASCAR showed and presented Scott with his family and the trophy. Even though winning his first Cup was huge for him, he did not ignore the fact that it was much more significant than just a trophy for him, for other people, and for the history of racing too due to it being a sport with very deep Southern roots and a sport where Confederate symbols were highly embraced and acknowledged. The racer said after his win at an interview

“Got some credibility to my name now, I’m just like, ‘Finally, I’m a winner and I’m a winner in the Cup level,’ and it’s just like ‘Hell yeah!’ It was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

 

The last winner of a Cup at NASCAR was Wendell Oliver Scott who was an American stock car racing driver. He was one of the first African-American drivers in NASCAR, and the first African-American to win a race in the Grand National Series in the world, NASCAR’s highest level. 

MMA Grand Slam Champion Bellator MMA, UFC, Invicta FC, Strikeforce featherweight ultimate fighting champion Cris Cyborg went for the first time to visit a NASCAR event in March of 2020 at the  Auto Club 400 Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway Fontana CA, to watch Jimmie Johnson’s final race, visiting Kurt Bush pre-race, where she met Bubba Wallace and many more racers and celebrities including Alex Bowman who got first place on the race, and the Youtube and boxing star Logan Paul.

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