Meet Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr Nascar’s new racer who will make history today. The Daytona 500 is the kick off to the Nascar season and this new driver is the first African-American to race in a top level race since Wendell Scott in 1969 and also the first full-time African-American full time driver since 1971. He will be accompanied by Brehanna Daniels, the first African-American woman tire changer to “pit” a vehicle in a national Nascar race.
“This is a pinnacle weekend for our sport; to know that I will be the first African-American to do this at this level [of NASCAR] in over four decades is incredible,” Wallace, 24. Check your local listings to cheer on “Bubba” Wallace