Bubba Wallace is now embracing his platform as a NASCAR driver for positive change and is pushing his fellow competitors to do the same.
Wallace, the only full-time black driver in any of NASCAR’s top three series, detailed his decision this week to speak out as protests continue in the wake of George Floyd’s killing on May 25 in Minneapolis. Wallace said that he’s been encouraging others in NASCAR to speak their minds after he realized that he needed to speak out more himself.
Wallace appeared on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s podcast this week and had an in-depth discussion with Junior about racial issues and injustice. He said the realization that he needed to speak out more came after he saw the video of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing in Georgia. As protests enveloped the nation over the last week, Wallace texted other