Those who, for whatever strange reason, don’t like Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. got some tough news Monday night.
Wallace next season will race for a NASCAR Cup Series team co-owned by Michael Jordan (majority) and Denny Hamlin (minority). The move ensures Wallace, who recently announced his plans to leave Richard Petty Motorsports, will have a full-time ride next year on NASCAR’s top level.
Hamlin and Jordan purchased a charter for their team from Germain Racing.
Shortly after the news broke, Wallace took to Twitter to send this direct message to his many haters:
Wallace also offered this statement on the partnership:
Wallace, 26, has emerged as one of the faces of NASCAR amid his calls for racial and social justice.
The Mobile, Ala., native has nine top 10 finishes, including three top-fives, in 105 Cup races. He still is looking for his first victory.
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