Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr born in Mobile, Alabama October 8, 1993, is an American motorist, who competes in the Stock Car category.  He currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series, using a Chevrolet Camaro from the Richard Petty Motorsports team. Bubba Wallace is known to be one of the most successful African American drivers in NASCAR history.

Quick Info 
Full NameDarrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1993
Birth PlaceMobile, Alabama, USA
FatherDarrel Wallace, Sr.
MotherDesiree Wallace
SiblingsBrittany Wallace (Sister)
SexualityMale
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAmanda Carter
ChildrenN/A
ProfessionStock Car Racing Driver
Age28 Years
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight70 Kg
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfro-American
Zodiac SignLibra
Body MeasurementN/A
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorGrey
Net Worth$3.5 Million

He is the son of Darrel Wallace, Sr. and Desiree Wallace. As a sibling, he has a sister Brittany Wallace. The maternal grandfather and grandmother of Wallace were Oscar E. Gillispie and Janet D. Beaty. 

Bubba Wallace
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Nationality and Physical Stats

Bubba Wallace is an American by nationality and Afro-American by ethnicity.

The zodiac sign of Bubba is Libra.

Wallace is 5’6” tall weighing 70 KG. He has green eyes with dark brown hair. Other body measurements are not available at the moment. 

 

Education and Early life

Bubba Wallace was born in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Darrell Wallace Sr. and Desiree Wallace. His father owns an industrial cleaning company and his mother is a social worker who provided services at the University of Tennessee. He grew up in Concord, North Carolina.

Bubba Wallace started racing as a career at the competitive games from the very early age of his life. The first tournament he participated in was in the “Bandolero series” and followed by the “Legends car racing series”.

He is one of the best drivers as he won 35 out of 48 races he played in the “Bandolero series”.

 

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When did Bubba start his NASCAR career?

Bubba Wallace started his career competing in the Bandolero and Legends car racing categories, as well as participating in local auto events, at the age of nine. In 2005, he won 35 of the 48 races he participated in, in the Bandolero category, that year; In 2008, he became the youngest driver to win the Franklin County Speedway in Virginia.

2012

Bubba Wallace made his national debut in the Xfinity series in late May, driving Toyota No. 20 for Dollar General for JGR at Iowa Speedway; ran in the top ten for most of the race, finishing in 9th place.

2020

For the 2020 season, Bubba Wallace collaborated with team leader Jerry Baxter, who worked with him on the Truck Series. In the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas, Wallace finished sixth, his best finish on a 1.5-mile track. When the season was stopped after four races due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it ranked 18th in terms of the number of points accumulated.

Bubba Wallace
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K&N Pro Series, and Pilots for diversity

In 2010, Bubba Wallace began competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, a regional and development series. Wallace drove for Rev Racing as part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and was named development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing. He won his first race of the series, at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, becoming the youngest driver to ever win on the track, and was also the youngest rookie in the 1987 Busch North series.

 

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Death threat

In mid-2020, Bubba Wallace was threatened with death. This would have occurred when he found gallows in his garage on the Talladega circuit. The method was initially used by the racist group Ku Klux Klan to kill blacks.

 

Wife

Bubba Wallace is in a relationship with Amanda Carter. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is a financial analyst at the Bank of America. She is also the vice-president of “Alpha Phi International Fraternity”.

 

Bubba Wallace
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Social Media

In 2017, Bubba Wallace played the voice of the character Bubba Wheelhouse in the animation Cars 3, produced by the digital animation company Pixar. 

He is seen active on social media and posts photos featuring his girlfriend and his sponsors. He has more than 460K followers on Twitter as well as Instagram. He goes by the name BubbaWallace on Twitter.

 

Records

NASCAR Cup Series

Summing up all his records in the cup series, he was 50th in the year 2017, 28th in 2018, 28th in 2019, and 22nd in 2020. He played all this career from Richard Petty Motorsports and now he is signed by 23XI, and the final score of 2021 is yet to come.

Stats(5-6 Years)NASCAR Cup SeriesNASCAR Xfinity SeriesNASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Total Race1218549
Best finish22nd (2020)8th (2017)3rd (2014)
Win006
Top tens93528
Poles023

Daytona 500

In the “Daytona 500” series, he played from 2018-2020 from Richard Petty motorsports with Chevrolet as the manufacturer where he started and finished in between 7-2 in 2018, 13-38 in 2019, 11-15 in 2020.

Later, since Bubba Wallace was signed to 23XI Racing, he chose Toyota as a manufacturer and started at 6 and finished at 17.

 

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Awards and Achievements

The major award for Bubba Wallace is the “Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award” in the year 2020.  Some other awards are “2010 K & N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year” and “2008 UARA-Stars Rookie of the Year”.

 

Net Worth

The net worth of Bubba Wallace is around $3.5 Million as of 2020. He has a lavish lifestyle, as he has a collection of some of the best cars and bikes in the world. He even owns Harley Davidson CVO Street Glide that costs $40,899. Currently, he stays in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States.

Bubba Wallace has been sponsored by the top-rated brands, “DoorDash Inc.”, “Root Insurance”, “Columbia Sportswear”, “Beats Electronics LLC”, “Chevrolet”, “Coca-Cola”, “McDonald’s”, “PSD underwear”, “ChiliSleep”, “Kingsford”, “Maui Jim”

 

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