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Bubba Wallace is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 23 Toyota Camry for 23XI Racing and part-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No. 1 Toyota Tundra for Tricon Garage. He drove the racing stock cars for Richard Petty Motorsports. Bubba Wallace drives Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE stock racing car and his car no. is 43. Firstly, he worked for Joe Gibbs Racing as a development driver. He also drove Toyota Tundra truck (54) at Camping World Truck Series. In June 2020, Wallace became known for his activism on racial justice in response to the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, which led to NASCAR strengthening their actions and efforts in this area, highlighted by them banning the display of the Confederate flag at their tracks.

Birth Name

William Darrell Wallace Jr.

Nickname

Bubba

Profession

Professional Stock Car Racing Driver

Car Number

43 (2017-2020), 23 (2021-Present)

NASCAR Cup Series Teams

Bubba has raced for Richard Petty Motorsports (2017-2020), 23XI Racing (2021-Present).

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Bubba Wallace was born on the 8th of October 1993, in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States.

Age

He’s currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

Multiracial (White and Black)

He is of Scottish descent on his father’s side and African-American descent on his mother’s side.

Religion

Christianity

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Education

Bubba had attended the Northwest Cabarrus High School in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

Family Details

  • Father – Darrell Wallace, Sr. (Owner of an Industrial Cleaning Company)
  • Mother – Desiree Wallace (née Gillespie) (Social Worker, Former Track Athlete)
  • Siblings – Brittany Wallace (Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bubba Wallace has dated –

  • Amanda Carter – In July 2021, Bubba got engaged to Amanda Carter after dating for more than 5 years. On December 31, 2022, The couple tied the knot in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 70 kg
  • In Pounds – 155 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Bubba became known as a professional stock car racing driver. His best results in these competitions include a 7th-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (2015), 3rd in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (2014), and 2nd in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (2011). He is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished African-American drivers in the history of NASCAR.

Racing Career

Wallace started racing when he was only 9 years old. He had started taking part in the Banddero and Legends car racing series. Likewise, he had also participated in local late model events. In the year 2008, he won 35 of the 48 races held during the Bandolero series. He had become the youngest driver to win at Franklin County Speedway located in Virginia. He started competitive racing in the year 2010. Furthermore, He made his debut in the NASCAR pro series east and signed as a development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing. Bubba won his first race in the series pole at Greenville Pickens speedway.

In 2012, Wallace made his national series debut in the Xfinity series in late May. He performed fairly well at the race and made it to the top 10 for most of the event. Similarly, he won his first career nationwide series pole at the Denver Pickens Speedway. Moreover, in the year 2015, he signed in a deal with Roush Fenway Racing.

In the February of 2013, Wallace joined the camping World Truck series. Similarly, in the October of 2013, he became the first African-American driver to win in one of NASCAR’s national series since 1963. He went on to win the Camping World series Kroger 200 at Martinsville speedway. Likewise, in the year 2014, he returned to the Camping World Truck Series and won the Drive for Liveman 200 at Gateway Motorsport Park.

On October 25, 2017, Bubba Wallace got introduced to the team of the Cup series. For the beginning years, he did not give out any sort of praiseworthy performance. However, in 2019 after continuing to have mediocre finishes in the season, he displayed his potential at the 2019 Monster energy NASCAR All-star race. He Won the Second stage of the race at the Monster Energy Open.

Film Debut

In 2017, Bubba voiced the character Bubba Wheelhouse Pixar film, Cars 3.

Brand Endorsements

Wallace has done endorsement work for several brands such as DoorDash Inc., Root Insurance, Columbia Sportswear, Beats Electronics LLC, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, PSD underwear, ChiliSleep, Kingsford, Maui Jim. In February 2022, he was featured in the McDonald’s “2022 Super Bowl” commercial alongside Edwin Castro and Kanye West.

Bubba Wallace Net worth

Bubba Wallace has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bubba Wallace

  • Bubba was born William Darrell Wallace Jr. in Mobile, Alabama, United States to parents Darrell Wallace Sr. and Desiree Wallace. But he was raised in Concord, North Carolina.
  • He had started racing at competitive events from a very early age. In addition to local late model events, at the age of just 9. In 2005, he had won 35 of the 48 races of the Bandolero Series.
  • In 2013, he had become the first African-American driver to win a race in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
  • Leading up to the 2018 Daytona 500, he starred in the Facebook Watch series Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace.
  • In a 2019 interview, he revealed that he had dealt with depression for most of his racing career. He later mentioned that he was overwhelmed by the positive response to the interview due to which he realized that depression was such a widespread issue.
  • Wallace founded and runs the Live to be Different Foundation. He was also the National Motorsports Press Association’s Pocono Spirit Award winner for the second quarter of 2020, and for 2020, the recipient of the Comcast Community Champion of the Year award.
  • Bubba and 23XI co-owner Denny Hamlin appear in the music video for Post Malone’s 2021 song Motley Crew.
  • In October 2022, Bubba was suspended for 1 race after he crashed Kyle Larson at Lap 94 of the South Point 400 in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • In 2022, he was the subject of the Netflix docu-series, Race: Bubba Wallace. The six-episode series follows Wallace’s career during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, including his off-track life and activism.
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