Kyle Larson lost his NASCAR ride after using the N-word in an online race, Bubba Wallace is currently the only African-American in NASCAR Cup Series driver.
With Bubba Wallace is set to enter free agency. Since he is officially on the market, there will be a lots of teams rushing to sign him up to compete for them.
Wallace has been offered a part ownership role with Richard Petty Motorsports. However, he might not take it.
According to sources, the No. 42, previously driven by Kyle Larson is now being looked at as a potential option for Bubba Wallace in 2021.
Wallace has been driving for Richard Petty Motorsports since 2017, when he stepped in for the injured Aric Almirola for four races behind the wheel of the #43 Ford. He replaced him as the full-time driver of the #43 Chevrolet in 2018 after Almirola took over from Danica Patrick behind the wheel of the #10 Ford at Stewart-Haas Racing.
“We have been approached by three other drivers inquiring about the No. 43 ride. One of which is a current star. However, our focus is on [Trying to renew] Bubba,” Richard Pretty Motorsports co-owner Andrew Murstein stated.
The good news for Bubba Wallace is that Chip Ganassi Racing is more than capable of delivering a good performance. Also, Matt Kenseth has shown the team what the car is capable of while racing as Larson’s replacement.
Bubba has stated that he expects to have his 2021 plans formed by Mid-August 2020. With numerous offers on the table, he confirmed that the RPM team offered part ownership. However, he also stated that he owes it to himself to explore all options.