Rain stopped Monday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, however not at all did it put a damper on Bubba Wallace’s historic victory.
The 27-year-old’s first NASCAR Cup Sequence win made him solely the second Black winner within the sequence’ historical past. Wendell Scott first did so in Dec. of 1963. In response to ESPN’s Stats and Info, 2,040 races had taken place since Scott’s vic
For Wallace, he’s the primary driver since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2017 to get their first Cup victory at Talladega. It is Wallace’s first victory in any of NASCAR’s high sequence since a Truck Sequence win at Michigan in August 2017.
With loads of historical past to contextualize and good vibes to go round, let’s examine how Wallace and social media took within the historic win.
Bubba takes within the second
As soon as the race was formally referred to as off as a result of rain, Wallace celebrated his Talladega milestone amid his first season driving for 23X1 Racing, which is owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.
– NASCAR (@NASCAR) October 4, 2021
Wallace shared his uncooked feelings and a few recommendation for youthful followers upon processing he completed Monday.
“Once you say it like that, it brings loads of emotion and pleasure to my household, followers, associates…simply proud to be a winner within the Cup Sequence.” – @BubbaWallace https://t.co/TZJo8DkvFK
– 23XI Racing (@23XIRacing) October 4, 2021
The love pours in
– cameron jordan (@camjordan94) October 4, 2021
Since we’re mentioning associates and sponsorships, DoorDash, who signed Wallace to a multi-year spokesperson deal in August 2020, joined in on sending good vitality to Talladega.
The meals supply service had some big-name firm in congratulating Wallace Monday.
– DoorDash (@DoorDash) October 4, 2021
@BubbaWallace you probably did it, you made loads of historical past right this moment, congrats to you and the complete crew!
– Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) October 4, 2021
– Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) October 4, 2021
So – Bubba Wallace simply acquired his first win and is simply the second Black diver to ever win a NASCAR race.
And Michael Jordan simply acquired a win in his first yr as an proprietor… https://t.co/bkPZZQ8EFN
– Rex Chapman���� (@RexChapman) October 4, 2021