Bubba Wallace is an American race car driver, notable for being one of the very few African Americans to compete in NASCAR. Wallace attracted public attention for his activism against racism and his defense of civil rights. In 2020, he drove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports car, featuring a livery that supported the Black Lives Matter movement. He has become a role model for many young motorsport fans, proving that diversity is possible in a sport traditionally dominated by white drivers. His determination and commitment to advancing important social messages make him an inspirational figure both on and off the track.
He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, with the number 23 for the 23XI Racing team. Among the very few African American athletes who have found space in NASCAR, Wallace was the most successful in the history of the competition. At the 2022 Daytona 500 runs with a car fully sponsored by McDonald's. He finishes the race in second place just 0.036 seconds behind Austin Cindric.