Wallace is the primary Black person to win the Cup Series since 1963, when NASCAR Corridor of Fame driver Wendell Scott led the race.
Simply after the race, Wallace thanked his workforce and the house owners, sports activities legend Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, for the chance.
“It is fairly becoming that it comes right here in Talladega,” he stated.
“It was a noose,” Wallace stated. “Whether or not tied in 2019 or no matter, it was a noose. So, it wasn’t directed at me however anyone tied a noose. That is what I am saying.”
Requested on Monday what it meant to turn out to be the second Black driver to win the Cup Series race, Wallace turned emotional.
“I by no means take into consideration these issues, and if you, if you say it like that, truthfully it brings a number of emotion, a number of pleasure, to my household, followers, buddies. It is fairly rattling cool.”
This was Wallace’s first yr driving for 23XI Racing. The victory can also be the primary for Jordan as an proprietor.
Correction: An earlier model of this story recognized the incorrect person who discovered a noose final yr in Bubba Wallace’s storage. It was a crew member.