Bubba Wallace on NASCAR Fame and His Rally Against Racial Injustice

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NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace goes fast and takes chances for a living. The 26-year-old drives one of the most iconic cars in NASCAR history, Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE. He’s shattered racial barriers and broken records. A six-time NASCAR national race series winner, in 2013 Wallace became the first Black driver to win a NASCAR race in 50 years, and in 2018, placed second in the iconic Daytona 500.

Already an outlier in a sport known for its rebel spirit and whiteness, Wallace had enough on his plate chasing checkered flags. But after the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, he opted to go full throttle in the fight for social justice.

Wallace prior to the June 10, 2020 NASCAR Cup Series race in Martinsville, VA. Steve Helber/AP/Shutterstock / Shutterstock

On Blackout Tuesday (June 2), sporting a…

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