Sport Darrell Wallace Jr.'s Daytona 500 journey chronicled in docu-series

04:40  14 february  2018
04:40  14 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

Bubba Wallace says fans should embrace his story as NASCAR’s only black driver

  Bubba Wallace says fans should embrace his story as NASCAR’s only black driver Sunday, Wallace will become the first black driver in the Daytona 500 since 1969. He knows his race is going to be a popular topic, and he's embracing being identified as "black driver Bubba Wallace" - even if it's not his ideal scenario."I'd rather be 'driver,' for sure," Wallace told For The Win on Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. "But there are some that just push (the identifier), and you've gotta get the message out there.

Darrell Wallace Jr .’ s first appearance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ biggest race is going to get some extra attention. Wallace ’ s first attempt at the Daytona 500 will be chronicled in a new docu - series called, “Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace

Following his historic showing in the 60th Daytona 500 on Sunday, fans will get to relive Darrell Wallace Jr .‘ s first start in the “Great American Race” through his Facebook Watch docu - series . The final two installments of the eight-part series

Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Click n' Close Ford Fusion© Russell LaBounty / NKP / LAT Images Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Click n' Close Ford Fusion

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s first appearance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ biggest race is going to get some extra attention.

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Wallace’s first attempt at the Daytona 500 will be chronicled in a new docu-series called, “Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace,” which will be shown this week and next on Facebook Watch.

The first episode will post on Thursday. A trailer can be seen on this Facebook page.

Wallace, 24, will become the first African-American driver to make a start in the Daytona 500 since 1969 and the first to compete in a Cup series race since Bill Lester made a pair of starts in the 2006 season.

Daytona 500: Best friends Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace proving to be contenders

  Daytona 500: Best friends Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace proving to be contenders Ryan Blaney won the second Can-Am Duel at Daytona on Thursday with a big assist from his best bud, Darrell Wallace Jr. The two drivers may get to do something similar in the 500.In winning the opening Can-Am Duel on the Daytona International Speedway high banks Thursday night, Blaney made them look smart — and himself look absolutely like a Daytona 500 favorite. He did it by beating a Daytona 500 winner, Team Penske teammate Joey Logano, and benefiting from a late-race push from his best friend, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rookie Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who finished an impressive third in his Duel debut.

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Darrell Wallace Jr .’ s first appearance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ’ biggest race is going to get some extra attention. How To 10x Your Savings with These 2 New Accounts Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance Wallace ’ s first attempt at the Daytona 500 will be chronicled in a new

The eight-part series was produced by NASCAR Productions and will chronicle Wallace’s road to Daytona – from his earliest racing days to his debut in the Cup Series as the new full-time driver of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Petty Motorsports.

“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.”

The series follows Wallace in the months and weeks leading up to the 2018 season, including encounters with team owner and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty, Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk and close friend and fellow NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney.

Could Darrell Wallace Jr. be the spark that RPM needs?

  Could Darrell Wallace Jr. be the spark that RPM needs? Richard Petty’s glory days at Daytona International Speedway included seven wins in the Great American Race. During the King’s tenure in the No. 43 car at Daytona, he won 10 races, four poles and posted 28 top fives and 37 top 10s in 74 starts. After his retirement in 1992, twenty years passed before Petty was able to celebrate another win with the iconic No. 43 car at Daytona. Aric Almirola delivered his one and only victory with the team during the rain-shortened July race in 2014.It’s been a while since Richard Petty Motorsports had reason for optimism.

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'Behind The Wall: Bubba Wallace ' chronicles the journey of the first African-American to start the Daytona 500 since 1971. History was made at the 60th Annual Daytona 500 when Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr . crossed the finish line. The docu - series also chronicles his third-place finish in the

Two episodes will air per day from Thursday through Saturday in the lead-up to the 60th running of the 500, while the series’ final two episodes will be available next week. Wallace will interact with his fans live on Facebook as the series unfolds.

“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.”

Facebook Watch is a video platform created to bring episodic content, community and conversation together on Facebook and is home to a wide variety of sports shows.

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Kyle Busch wins Atlanta pole, Wallace still in spotlight .
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. was the hot topic even as Kyle Busch won the pole Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch will start in front Sunday in the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season after edging Ryan Newman in a close battle.Busch overcame handling problems in the first two rounds of qualifying to win the pole with a lap of 184.652 mph in the third round. Busch won his 28th career pole, and his first at Atlanta.Busch beat Newman's 184.419 mph.Wallace will start 19th, in the middle of the 36-car field.

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