Bubba Wallace Reflects on His 2020 Fight for Change in NASCAR

Looking back at the incident and all of the backlash in general, Bubba explained on Just the Sip that he “kind of accepted it and moved on.” 

“It’s sad to see that so many people are stuck in their ways and don’t want to change,” he expressed. “And hey, I’m guilty of being afraid of change. I mean, you tell me to try something different at a restaurant that I’ve been going to for years, no. I’m not gonna do it. I don’t care how good it is…But when it comes to things about your neighbors, about human beings and what’s right, it’s just like, why don’t you want to do due diligence? And why don’t you want to reach out and figure out, ‘Hmm, what is he really, actually talking about?’ instead of assuming things and thinking that it’s this, and thinking that it’s that, when it has nothing to do with what you’re thinking of.”

Thankfully, Bubba added, he had a strong support system, from his girlfriend of five years to fellow NASCAR racer Jimmy Johnson: “He was the one that was calling me every day through the thick of it. He was taking time out of his day to make sure my head was still above water.”

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