October 8, 1993 (30)
Bubba Wallace is an American professional stock car racing driver who has made waves in the NASCAR community. Wallace’s career in racing began when he was just nine years old, and he quickly developed a passion for the sport. He made his NASCAR debut in 2015 and has since become one of the most recognizable faces in the industry.
One of the milestones in Wallace’s career came in 2018 when he became the first full-time African American driver in the NASCAR Cup Series since 1971. This achievement was a significant moment for both Wallace and the racing community, as it marked a step forward in terms of diversity and inclusion in the sport.
In addition to his work on the track, Wallace has also been involved in a variety of projects and collaborations with other celebrities and influential people. He appeared in a commercial for Coca-Cola alongside basketball superstar LeBron James and was featured in an episode of the hit television series “Jay Leno’s Garage“. Additionally, Wallace has collaborated with rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent on various projects, including a line of headphones and an upcoming television series.
Throughout his career, Wallace has earned several notable awards and accomplishments. He won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Iowa Speedway in 2017, becoming the first African American driver to win a NASCAR national series event since 1963. Wallace was also named the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, cementing his place as one of the most talented and promising drivers in the industry.