Bubba Wallace Wins YellaWood 500 At Talladega Superspeedway, The First Cup Series Race Of His Career

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Talladega baby.

After a rain delay pushed the race to Monday, we officially got the YellaWood 500 underway at Talladega Superspeedway today.

The second race of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff round of 12, a number of drivers were looking to punch their ticket to the next round.

However, after another rain delay cut the race short, they won’t get that opportunity.

Bubba was leading the race when Ryan Preece hit the wall taking out William Byron and Matt DiBenedetto.

With 71 laps remaining, rain brought out the red flag a few laps later, and with enough laps completed, Bubba Wallace was declared the winner.

At 27 years old, the Mobile, Alabama native has officially secured the first Cup Series win of his career.

He also joins Wendell Scott as only the second black driver to ever win a NASCAR Cup Series race. Wendell won at Jacksonville way back in 1963.

It is also the first-ever win for the new-for-2021 23XI Racing team, co-owned by Michael Jordan and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin.

Bubba is the only driver for 23XI Racing, however Kurt Busch will join the team next season.

No doubt, an emotional moment… BIG congrats to Bubba Wallace.

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