Wallace is the primary Black particular person to win the Cup Collection since 1963, when NASCAR Corridor of Fame driver Wendell Scott led the race.
Simply after the race, Wallace thanked his crew and the homeowners, 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 any person tied a noose. That is what I am saying.”
Requested on Monday what it meant to develop into the second Black driver to win the Cup Collection race, Wallace grew to become emotional.
“I by no means take into consideration these issues, and while you, while you say it like that, truthfully it brings loads of emotion, loads of pleasure, to my household, followers, buddies. It is fairly rattling cool.”
This was Wallace’s first 12 months 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 fallacious one that discovered a noose final 12 months in Bubba Wallace’s storage. It was a crew member.