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NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500

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Bubba Wallace becomes the first Black driver to win NASCAR Cup Series since 1963.

EPSN reports, “Wallace had driven through a crash and to the front of the field five laps before the second rain stoppage of the race. NASCAR tried to dry the track for almost 45 minutes, but up against sundown and the rain not showing any signs of ceasing, the race was called off.” This is Wallace’s first season driving for 23X1 Racing a part of Michael Jordan’s team.

Wandell Scott won the NASCAR’s elite Cup level back in 1963.  Wallace was very emotional during his speech after the win saying,

“This is for all the kids out there that want to have an opportunity and whatever they want to achieve, and be the best at what they want to do,” Wallace said as he choked back tears. “You’re going to go through a lot of (BS). But you always got to stick true to your path and not let the nonsense get to you. Stay strong. Stay humble. Stay hungry. Been plenty of times when I wanted to give up.”

 

NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500

Source: Chris Graythen / Getty

 

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