Having been on the receiving end of boos, Bubba Wallace could relate when NASCAR driver Bill Lester was booed last Saturday.
Semi-retired professional racing driver Lester returned to NASCAR racing in the NASCAR Truck Series Fr8Auctions 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Some fans, however, were not very pleased with the 60-year-old’s return to the sports and were booing him. When one fan commented on the situation on Twitter, Wallace decided to reply to the fan. He tweeted:
“To some we all look the same…probably thought it was me.”
To some we all look the same…probably thought it was me https://t.co/c2VbNug6jf
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) March 20, 2021
Lester was full of praise for Wallace for all the things that he has done for the sports last year. He also said that Wallace winning races will only make the sports better.
“For young, Black youth or youth of color, they have to see more athletes that look like them in this sport, right?” Lester said. “They need to see more Bubba Wallaces or Bubba Wallace having more success. It’s going to come. I believe, honestly, that it’s going to come with that program. But you know, folks are expecting way too much too soon. It’s not going to happen overnight. …
“But as soon as somebody like Bubba starts winning and more folks from the Black community start seeing that and realizing that’s something that they can do — because they see that, they have that exposure — then that’ll be something they start trying to do,” he added.