First his truck made it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Now, NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace hopes someday he’ll be reunited with the truck if he is fortunate enough to make the Hall of Fame as an inductee.
The truck that Wallace drove to victory last fall at Martinsville, making him the first African-American driver to win a race in one of NASCAR’s top three classes in nearly 50 years, is on display at the Hall in Charlotte, N.C.
“I found out about 20 minutes after we won the race that they were thinking about putting our Tundra in the Hall of Fame,” Wallace said. “They told me to save the suit, gloves, helmet and shoes, too.”
The next step, the 20-year-old Wallace says, is to have himself inducted one day into the sport’s history palace.
“It was really, really cool to hear and that’s one of my ultimate goals is to be in the Hall of Fame,” Wallace said. “Now we have pieces of myself at the Hall, but I myself have yet to get in.
“I still have further in my career to go in order to get there and more confidence to get there. We’ll see what we can do, but it’s an honor to have our Tundra in the Hall of Fame.”
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”