Bubba Makes History at Talladega

10/05/2021 Bubba Makes History at Talladega

By: Jeff Yoder

Bubba Wallace Becomes 2nd Black Driver to Win NASCAR Cup Race

There’s no raining on Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR victory parade. After Sunday’s YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was postponed due to rain, Wallace captured his first career win on Monday to make history as the second black driver ever to win a Cup Series race (Wendell Scott, 1963). But how he did it was quite different. After garnering the lead, Wallace and the field were stalled on Lap 118 of 188 when the rain came back. After 45 minutes, NASCAR called the race and declared Wallace the winner.


Watch: Bubba Wallace Makes History With 1st Cup Victory


Race Results

1. Bubba Wallace

2. Brad Keselowski

3. Joey Logano

4. Kurt Busch

5. Christopher Bell

Full Talladega Race Results


NASCAR Playoff Standings (Round of 12)

1. Denny Hamlin (3,116 Points)

2. Kyle Larson (3,097 Points)

3. Joey Logano (3,096 Points)

4. Brad Keselowski (3,095 Points)

5. Martin Truex Jr. (3,095 Points)

Full NASCAR Playoff Standings


Additional Storylines

NY Times: Bubba Wallace Gets a Breakthrough NASCAR Victory at Talladega

NASCAR: Playoff Pulse: Analyzing the Field After Talladega


Photo: Chris Graythen / Getty Images