Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. (257507)
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Last Sunday, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hit the tracks in Daytona as the ‘first black driver’ since 1969. But that is just one of the many records he set in history that day.

October last year, Wallace was announced to be a full-time driver for Petty in 2018, and it made him the first full-time African-American driver at the sport’s top level since Wendell Scott in 1971. And when he raced last Sunday, he also became the ‘first black driver’ in the Daytona 500 since 1969.