Bubba Wallace said that the changes that NASCAR made in the 2020 season have made the sports more inclusive.
Wallace led the charge for NASCAR to be more inclusive by standing against the racial issues that plagued the sports. Speaking about the changes NASCAR made under his initiative, Wallace told PEOPLE:
“I feel that overall we’ve made the sport more inclusive for people that may not otherwise have felt completely welcomed. Hats off to NASCAR, and everything they’ve done to help create change and welcome the new fan base.
“We want all people — current, future, and past generations — to know that you’re always welcome at a race.”
Wallace ended one chapter of his racing career with Richard Petty Motorsports and he is set to begin a new one with 23XI Racing, a new Denny Hamlin-Michael Jordon partnered Cup Series team.
The former RPM driver said that the opportunity to work under two legends was too hard to pass by.
“I’m still processing it every day.
“But I get to return to the Toyota Family and work with two legends in the sports world — how can I pass that by?
“Both Michael and Denny are at the top level in their careers, business, and personal lives. So I’m excited to learn from them both.”