Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., right, will be the first full-time African-American driver in the NASCAR Cup Series since 1971. He’ll race the No. 43 car, the same number that seven-time Cup champ Richard Petty made famous during his racing career, for Richard Petty Motorsports.
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., right, will be the first full-time African-American driver in the NASCAR Cup Series since 1971. He’ll race the No. 43 car, the same number that seven-time Cup champ Richard Petty made famous during his racing career, for Richard Petty Motorsports. Matt Slocum AP
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., right, will be the first full-time African-American driver in the NASCAR Cup Series since 1971. He’ll race the No. 43 car, the same number that seven-time Cup champ Richard Petty made famous during his racing career, for Richard Petty Motorsports. Matt Slocum AP

Darrell Wallace Jr. to be NASCAR Cup Series’ first full-time black driver since 1971

October 25, 2017 05:40 PM

UPDATED October 25, 2017 06:10 PM

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