Bubba Wallace is looking to make the next move up the NASCAR ladder and in order to do that he has come to Ford and Roush Fenway Racing.
After spending the last two seasons competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Joe Gibbs Racing, and winning five times, he was granted his release by the organization following the 2014 campaign and signed with RFR in December. He will compete on a full-time basis in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, joining new teammates Elliott Sadler, Ryan Reed and Chris Buescher.
Wallace goes into 2015 with six career NASCAR Xfinity starts on his resume with his best career finish being a pair of seventh-place efforts with JGR – one coming at Iowa in 2012 and the other at Daytona last season.
A graduate of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, Wallace became the first African American since Hall of Famer Wendell Scott in 1963 to win in one of the top three touring divisions when he captured the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26, 2013.
Wallace finished third in last year’s NCWTS standings after winning four times, including the fall event at Martinsville in which he was driving a truck painted in the same color scheme as Scott’s when he competed in NASCAR.
Before competing at NASCAR’s highest level, Wallace drove for three full seasons in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East from 2010-12. He won six times during that stretch and posted 25 top-10 finishes in 36 starts.
His performance since coming to NASCAR has resulted in national recognition, which includes being named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” Sports list and one of five drivers to watch in ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 issue entitled “Next”.