Bubba Wallace

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Full Name Bubba Wallace
Age 26 Years Old
Nick Name Bubba Wallace
Gender Male
Famous As Car Racer
Birth Date October 8th, 1993
Birth Place Mobile, Alabama

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An American professional stock car racing driver is named for Bubba Wallace who competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard Petty Motorsports. He is famous for being one of the most successful African American drivers in the history of NASCAR. He 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 previously. Moreover, he also raced in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang of Roush Fenway Racing, from 2015 to mid-2017. Bubba Wallace was born on 8th October 1993 in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. (birthplace/hometown). But he grew up in Concord, North Carolina. His real name/birth name is Darrell Bubba Wallace Jr. He was born to his parents Darrell Wallace Sr. (father) and Desiree Wallace (mother). Her father owns an industrial cleaning business by profession and his mother is a social worker and ran the University of Tennessee by profession. He is American by nationality and he belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Talking about his siblings, he has a sister named Brittany Wallace. As of 2019, he celebrated his 26th birthday. He attended Northwest Cabarrus High School. His religion is Christian and his Zodiac sign is Libra. Recently, Bubba Wallace says he's "pissed" members of the public are now questioning his integrity after the FBI said a noose found in his garage stall this week was there before his team moved in. "I'm mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity," he told. NASCAR said it launched an investigation after a crew member discovered the noose Sunday afternoon at the Talladega Superspeedway. In a statement earlier this week, NASCAR said it was "angry and outraged." The FBI said Tuesday the noose had been in the garage since last year and Wallace was therefore not a victim of a hate crime. NASCAR, mentioning the FBI report, described the item as a "garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose". Scroll down to know about his full biography, net worth, personal life, girlfriend, net worth, family details, birthday, wiki, facts, age, height, and more.

Bubba Wallace races in Black Lives Matter car after Confederate flag ban

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Bubba Wallace's Racing Career (Xfinity Series, Truck Series, Cup Series)

  • Buba Wallace began his racing in the Bandolero and Legends car racing series, as well as local late model events when he was only nine.
  • In the year 2005, he won 35 of the Bandolero Series' 48 races held that year; in 2008 he became the youngest driver to win at Franklin County Speedway in Virginia.
  • In the year 2010, Bubba began competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, a regional and developmental series. 
  • He also drove for Rev Racing as part of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program and was signed as a development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing.
  • He was the first African American to win the Rookie of the Year award in a NASCAR series. 
  • Bubba's 2011 season would see him winning three times, at Richmond International Raceway, Columbus Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway, and he finished second in points to Max Gresham.
  • He then moved to race directly for Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2012 season. 
  • Racing the entire K&N East Series season along with four to six selected races in the Nationwide Series.
  • He also won the second East event of the year at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, his first win with JGR.

Xfinity Series

  • He made his national series debut in the Xfinity Series in late May, driving the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota for JGR at Iowa Speedway; he ran in the top ten for most of the event, finishing 9th.
  • He won his first career Nationwide Series pole at Dover International Speedway in late September 2012. 
  • In the year 2014, he returned to the Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 20, starting in May at Talladega Superspeedway where he would finish 34th after being involved in The Big One while running 13th.
  • He ran only one more Nationwide race that year, at Daytona in July with Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke" campaign sponsoring where he would finish a strong 7th.
  • On 8th December 2014, he announced he had been granted his request to leave JGR and seek other opportunities.
  • Later, it was reported he had signed a deal to compete in the Xfinity Series for Roush Fenway Racing for 2015 with Chad Norris as his crew chief.
  • On 28th January 2015, at NASCAR Media Day, it was announced that he would drive the No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang.
  • He started the season with a 12th-place finish at Daytona and earned 14 top-tens to finish 7th in the final point standings.
  • He was beaten by Daniel Suarez for Rookie of the Year by a single top-ten finish.
  • He finished 6th in the season opener at Daytona and dropped to 11th in points but earned his best career finish at Dover International Speedway finishing 2nd to the dominant Erik Jones and made the inaugural Xfinity Series chase.
  • He also made it to the round of 8 before being eliminated after the penultimate race at Phoenix.
  • After finishing 33rd in the season-opening race at Daytona, he finished in sixth place five consecutive times.
  • He signed with Biagi-DenBeste Racing to drive the No. 98 Ford at Chicagoland Speedway where he would score a 10th-place finish.

Truck Series

  • In February 2013, it was announced that he would run a full season in the Camping World Truck Series in the No. 54 Toyota owned by Kyle Busch Motorsports.
  • On 26th October 2013, he became the first African-American driver to win in one of NASCAR's national series since 1963, winning the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
  • In the year 2014, he returned to the Camping World Truck Series full-time in the No. 54.
  • In June, he won the Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Three weeks later, he battled Kyle Larson and Ron Hornaday Jr. for the win at Eldora Speedway. 
  • His four wins along with nine top fives and 14 top tens led to a third-place finish in points in 2014. 
  • He returned to the Camping World Truck Series at Michigan in August, driving the No. 99 Truck for MDM Motorsports, and ended up winning the race, holding off Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch who rounded out the top three.
  • In May, he once again returned to the Truck Series, driving the No. 20 for Young's Motorsports at Kansas.
  • He finished 14th after running out of fuel from 5th with 4 laps to go.
  • In March, he returned to the Truck Series for the TruNorth Global 250 at Martinsville and Vankor 350 at Texas, driving the No. 22 for AM Racing filling in for the presumably suspended Austin Wayne Self where he would finish 10th and 20th respectively.

Cup Series

  • On 5th June 2017, Richard Petty Motorsports announced plans to have Wallace drive the team's No. 43 Ford in place of injured Aric Almirola, making Wallace the first African-American to race in the Cup Series since Bill Lester in 2006.
  • He earned a finish of 11th at Kentucky after being involved in the last lap wreck.
  • He was officially introduced to the team as their new driver on 25th October 2017.
  • He is the first African-American driver to have a full-time Cup ride since Wendell Scott in 1971.
  • He drove the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro to finish second behind Austin Dillon, the highest finish by a full-time rookie driver in race history, after beating Denny Hamlin to the start/finish line by .002 seconds.
  • He scored only two additional top-10 finishes at the spring Texas race and the fall Phoenix race. 
  • He finished 28th place in the final point standings.
  • In October 2018, he was named in Ebony magazine's Power 100 list, joining the ranks of Stephen Curry, Antonio Brown, Venus Williams, and former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama.
  • He displayed his full potential with RPM at the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race by winning the second stage of the Monster Energy Open and finishing fifth in the All-Star Race in the 2019 season. 
  • At the Brickyard 400, he had one of the best runs of his career by finishing third after running the top 10 all day long.
  • He continued to show improvements to his finishes during the season, notably at Richmond, where he started 37th and finished 12th.
  • At the Charlotte Roval, he finished 24th after Alex Bowman spun him out on lap 42 after Wallace gave Bowman the middle finger gesture on several laps. 
  • On October 5, he apologized to Jeff Gordon, AMR NASCAR Safety medical director Dr. Angela Fiege, and Hendrick Motorsports executive Jeff Andrews for getting them splashed during the incident, but stated that he does not regret what he did to Bowman.
  • On 9th November, he was fined $50,000 and docked 50 points for intentionally manipulating competition at Texas when he spun his car on the track after experiencing a tire failure.
  • He once again finished 28th in the final points standings.
  • In February 2013, it was announced that he would run a full season in the Camping World Truck Series in the No. 54 Toyota owned by Kyle Busch Motorsports.
  • For the 2020 season, he was reunited with crew chief Jerry Baxter, who worked with him in the Truck Series. 
  • In the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas, Wallace finished sixth for his best finish on a 1.5-mile track.
  • When the season was halted after four races due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was 18th in points.
  • During the stoppage, he also participated in the NASCAR-sanctioned NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, where he made headlines at the sim racing league's Bristol event for quitting early by choice after wrecking on the 11th lap. 
  • He responded to fan criticism by mocking how easily they got offended over a video game. 
  • In response, his main sponsor Blue-Emu dropped its sponsorship of the virtual No. 43 car. Blue-Emu executive vice president Ben Blessing said that Wallace's outburst would have been unacceptable during a physical race. 
  • As Blessing saw it, his outburst was not the act of a NASCAR driver, but of "someone like my 13-year-old son who broke his controller playing some game where he builds houses."
  • Later in the series season, after initially posting a tweet seeking a spotter for the event at Talladega, he announced that he would "opt-out," stating that practicing for the iRacing events was too difficult: "I simply get burnt out after a day. Not the games fault, just been like that for years."

Moreover,

  • In the year 2017, he voiced the character, Bubba Wheelhouse, in the 2017 Pixar film Cars 3.
  • Leading up to the 2018 Daytona 500, he starred in the Facebook Watch series Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace.

Reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement and Noose investigation

  • After the death of George Floyd in May 2020 at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Wallace began to speak up about the issue of abuse of African Americans by the police, becoming the face of stock car racing's involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement. 
  • For the 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville, he ran a special paint scheme to honor Black Lives Matter.
  • On June 21, a member of Wallace's team reported to NASCAR that a noose had been placed in Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway. 
  • On June 23, an investigation by the FBI concluded that Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime. 
  • The alleged noose was a pull-down rope with a loop that was located on an overhead door. 
  • It had been in the garage since 2019.
  • He stated in interviews that although he was relieved that he wasn't specifically targeted, he was frustrated by the backlash he received.
  • He nonetheless vowed not to let the incident or the subsequent "hoax" allegations "break [him]".
  • He added that regardless of "whether tied in 2019" or "wasn't directed at me, but somebody tied a noose".

Achievements of Bubba Wallace

  • 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)

Awards of Bubba Wallace

  • 2010 K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year
  • 2008 UARA-Stars Rookie of the Year

Bubba Wallace is in a RELATIONSHIP with Amanda Carter

Bubba Wallace with his girlfriend, Amanda Carter

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Bubba Wallace is not married yet and he is still to get married. But he is not single as well. He is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Amanda Carter. Amanda Carter is a financial analyst at Bank of America. The duo has been dating for a long time. The duo is enjoying their love life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Bubba Wallace's Net Worth 2020

Bubba Wallace is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is noted for being one of the most successful African American drivers in the history of NASCAR. He also earns a cool amount of money from his profession of a racing career. As of 2020, his net worth is believed to have $4 Million as of 2020. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a cool lifestyle from his earnings. His major source of wealth is from a racing driver career.