William Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is also known as Bubba Wallace in the racing world. He was born on the 8th of October 1993. He is widely known for being an American professional stock car racing driver. He generally took part in the NASCAR Cup Series, where he steered the No. 23 Toyota Camry for 23XI Racing.
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|Real Name||William Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr|
|Profession||American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver|
|Date of Birth||8 October 1993|
|Age (as of 2023)||29 years|
|Birthplace||Mobile, Alabama, United States of America|
|Hometown||Concord, North Carolina, United States of America|
|Current Residence||Concord, North Carolina, United States of America|
|School||Northwest Cabarrus High School|
|College/University||The United States University|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5'6"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Debut||2013 NextEra Energy Resources 250 Daytona|
|Awards & Achievements||• 2010 K&N Pro Series East
• Rookie of the Year 2008
• UARA-Stars Rookie of the Year
• Youngest driver to succeed at Franklin County Speedway
• Highest completing African-American driver in the Daytona 500
• Highest completing African-American driver in the Brickyard 400
• National Motorsports Press Association's Pocono Spirit Award
• Comcast Community Champion of the Year award for 2020
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Parents||Father- Darrell Wallace, Sr. [owner of an industrial cleaning company]
Mother- Desiree Wallace [social worker]
|Siblings||Sister- Brittany Wallace|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$5 million|
At nine, Bubba started his racing career in the Bandolero and Legends car racing series. In 2008, he became the youngest driver to win at Franklin County Speedway in Virginia.
After two years, in 2010, he took part in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. He also won a series at Greenville Pickens Speedway. He achieved a series at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire.
Bubba Wallace started his national series in the Xfinity Series, where he was driving the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota for JGR at Iowa Speedway.
He earned his first career Nationwide Series pole at Dover International Speedway. In 2014, he returned to the Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing.
The same year, he ran another Nationwide race at Daytona in July with Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaign. In 2015, Bubba Wallace signed a contract to compete in the Xfinity Series for Roush Fenway Racing, Chad Norris’s crew chief.
On December 18, 2014, Roush Fenway Racing announced that Bubba would run the No. 6 Ford Mustang in 2015. On January 28, 2015, NASCAR announced that Bubba would drive the No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang.
In 2016, Bubba started the season in 6th position in the season opener at Daytona. Later he earned his best-ever finish at Dover International Speedway.
2017 he signed with Biagi-DenBeste Racing, driving the No. 98 Ford. He scored a 10th-place finish. He again went to the Camping World Truck Series in the same year, driving the No. 99 Truck for MDM Motorsports.
Later this year, he drove the No. 20 for Young’s Motorsports at Kansas. In 2019, he drove the No. 22 for AM Racing for the TruNorth Global 250 at Martinsville.
After two years, in 2021, Bubba got in touch with Spencer Davis Motorsports, where he drove No. 11 in the Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
In 2018, Bubba Wallace appeared in Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list. In this Power 100 list, other personalities like Antonio Brown, Venus Williams, Michelle Obama, and Barack Obama were present.
Bubba founded one social team named the Live to be Different Foundation. Bubba also spoke about the abuse of African Americans by the police.
Later, he joined the Black Lives Matter movement. He also painted his car to honor Black Lives Matter in the 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 NASCAR race.
Relationship, Wife, and Affairs
Bubba Wallace has been dating his girlfriend Amanda Carter since 2016. In July 2021, Bubba proposed to his girlfriend Amanda, and she accepted the proposal. They are now engaged.
Interesting Facts about Bubba Wallace
- Bubba Wallace is the first Black Afro-American driver to win a Cup Series race.
- If Bubba could not pursue his racing career, he would be a basketball player.
- Bubba Wallace’s dad decided to prepare Bubba as the first black driver in the NASCAR Hall.
- At the age of 17, Bubba achieved his first-ever award.