Bubba Wallace has been selected as the recipient of Pocono Spirit Award for the second-quarter by The National Motorsports Press Association.
The award serves as a recognition for achievement in the face of adversity, sportsmanship and contributions to motorsports. Wallace’s achievement comes in the light of his initiative to ban the Confederate flag from NASCAR and acting against racial injustice and violence. Speaking about the win, Wallace said:
“It’s an honor to accept the Spirit Award, for sure. Looking back, I thought just by standing up for what’s right and speaking out on the problems the nation faces and how we can be better, not only as a sport but also as a society, is powerful.
“And I encourage everybody to use their voices to speak up for what’s going on wrong in the world and try to make this a better place for all. So, thank you for the opportunity, and we’ll try to keep pushing the envelope to make things better.”
The winner is selected by a vote of the NMPA membership. Wallace won the poll in which Bobby Bennett, publisher and editor of CompetitionPlus.com and Ford Motor Company were also the recipients of the votes.