|Birthdate:||October 8, 1993|
|First Career Cup race:||June 11, 2017 (Pocono)|
|Career Poles:||Cup 0 | NXS 2 | NCWTS 3|
|Career Wins:||Cup 0 | NXS 0 | NCWTS 6|
|Best Championship Finish:||Cup-Rookie | NXS-7th (2015) | NCWTS-3rd (2014)|
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will compete full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year in 2018 driving the No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports..
Wallace, a native of Mobile, Alabama, is already one of the sport’s most popular figures with an incredible record of success behind the wheel. A graduate of both NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next programs, Wallace has broken several barriers and records throughout his rise within the sport.
In 2017, Wallace made his Cup Series debut as a substitute driver for the injured Aric Almirola in the No. 43 for RPM at Pocono Raceway on June 11. Wallace showed rapid improvement over the four races he participated, substantially improving his finish position every race, culminating with an 11th place finish at Kentucky Speedway on July 8.
Wallace initially rose to prominence in 2013 with a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Martinsville Speedway, becoming the first African-American driver in 50 years to win a NASCAR national touring series feature since NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Wendell Scott. The next season Wallace finished third overall in the truck series point standings with four wins for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Wallace moved up full-time to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Roush Fenway Racing in 2015, where he earned 31 top-10 finishes over the last three seasons before making his Cup debut in June with RPM.