Bubba Wallace made history on Monday after winning the NASCAR’s cup series race. Following the win, Bubba became the second black person to ever win this cup after Wendell Scott’s win in 1963. This is his first year driving for 23XI Racing.
Wallace had this to say about being the second black driver to win the Cup Series race, “I never think about those things and when you, when you say it like that, honestly it brings a lot of emotion, a lot of joy, to my family, fans, and friends. It’s pretty damn cool.”
“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.” At one point Wallace couldn’t hold back tears as he explained his moments of victory.
“This is for all the kids out there that want to have an opportunity and whatever they want to achieve and be the best at what they want to do. You’re going to go through a lot of bulls, but you always got to stick true to your path and not let the nonsense get to you. Stay strong. Stay humble. Stay hungry. Been plenty of times when I wanted to give up”, said the excited Wallace.
The win comes a year after Wallace was cleared off a hate crime accusation.