Watch Darrell “Bubba” Wallace continue making history on his own docu-series

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By Jerry Jordan, Editor
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Marking the first time an African-American has raced in the Daytona 500 since 1969, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace is documenting his efforts in a docu-series on Facebook Watch entitled: Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace.

The show, which debuts February 15 with the first two installments, will let fans see Wallace prepping for his iconic run. It will also give an inside look at his efforts in becoming the driver of the famed No. 43 of Richard Petty Motorsports – something any young racer would see as career-defining moment. Two episodes will air each day from Thursday through Saturday in the lead-up to the 60th running of the DAYTONA 500. The final two episodes will be available next week and Wallace will be on-hand to respond to fans as the series plays out.

“It’s been wild to have this entire journey documented leading into the DAYTONA 500,” said Wallace. “It’s cool to finally see it all come together. I’ve watched a few episodes and it’s awesome. It really shows how much preparation is going into my first year racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Richard Petty Motorsports and the famed ’43.’ This is something a little out of the box that’s great for fans.”

Wallace, who has raced in both the Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s Xfinity Series became the first African-American to win at any of the top three levels of the sport since Wendell Scott did it on Dec. 1,1963 in the Jacksonville 400 – a 200-lap race at the half-mile Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla. Wallace’s win came at Martinsville Speedway in the truck series in 2013 driving a truck honoring Scott’s legacy.

“Bubba Wallace is a burgeoning superstar in NASCAR, and his story is one that brings inspiration to so many people,” said Evan Parker, NASCAR managing director, content strategy. “With Facebook Watch, we’re thrilled to present Bubba’s journey to the DAYTONA 500 and the highest echelon of our sport in a completely new and innovative way.”


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