If you hadn’t heard of NASCAR driver Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace prior to the past few weeks, you are not alone. But since the Black Lives Matter Movement resurged after the death of George Floyd, it appears that the only Black professional driver in Nascar’s Cup Series is slowly becoming a household name.
Not too long ago, the 26-year-old proudly wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt to a NASCAR event, which we know must have not been easy given how deeply racist the sport has been since its inception—they just stopped allowing the Confederate flag to be displayed at their events because Bubba was so insistent on them banning them.
Imagine, having to ask your job to stop displaying the Confederate flag, y’all, in 2020.
Then, last week, a noose was found in his garage stall, which was reported to the FBI, who claimed it wasn’t a hate crime because the rope had been hanging in the garage since at least last October. While folks have accused the racer of trying to pull a Jussie Smollett, Wallace, whose mother Desiree Wallace is Black and his father is white, continues to stand by the fact that he will not be intimated.
“As my mother told me today, ‘they are just trying to scare you,’” the Mobile, Alabama-native wrote in a statement on June, 22. “This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.”
So….not only is he brave, but he’s also a snack! Therefore, we are going to celebrate both of those aspects of the NASCAR star with this gallery of him being the beefy fast driving hunk that he is:
1. Thick Thighs Bae
2. Built Bae
Who doesn’t love to see a good workout?
3. Woke Bae
You better speak on the importance of Black lives!
4. Aviators Bae
We do love a brotha is a sexy pair of sunglasses!
5. Struttin’ Bae
A man with a good walk is hard to find!
6. Laugh Out Loud Bae
Who doesn’t find a #BlackBoyJoy inviting?
7. Race Day Bae
8. Ice Bath Bae
Go ahead and soothe those muscles boo!
9. Biceps Bae
Live, Work, Pose!
10. Captain Bae
Listen, Bubba can steer our ships…anywhere he wants.