The NASCAR driver went undercover to correct his Wikipedia page and answer online questions from fans across multiple social media channels
Wallace secretly answered questions about NASCAR, Call of Duty and his Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle. The questions surfaced on twitter, instagram, youtube, reddit and quora.
He also took some time to correct a few things on his Wikipedia page. The corrections included him getting his career started at age 9 in go karts. The Wiki page previously and incorrectly listed that he started in Bandoleros.
Another Wikipedia correction related to his battle with depression. The wiki page stated he battled with it for most of his racing career. The corrected versions lists it is as a new issue from the last few years.
Bubba Wallace secretly answers questions
Here are some more highlights as Wallace secretly answered questions during the video for GQ Magazine.
Which races will Bubba Wallace be running the Black Lives Matter car?
“That’s a good question. We ran it one race, at Martinsville there in Virginia. We had a great showing there. I think we finished 11th, just almost inside the top 10. But, stay tuned for more on that, I’m not sure.”
It was thought the Black Lives Matter car was just a one-off scheme. However, according to Wallace, it’s possible we see it again in the future.
The Confederate flag has been a hot topic, all across the country. NASCAR grabbed national headlines when they announced their decision to outright ban the flag from all events and properties.
That ban was encouraged by Bubba Wallace. He requested that NASCAR do it via a CNN interview, just weeks prior to executives making the call on the ban.
Wait why were there ever confederate flags on NASCAR tracks to begin with?
“That’s a good question. NASCAR has always been the one who wanted to allow you to come to their events, express yourself, have a great time, cheer on your favorite drivers and enjoy the sport.”
“Yes, this was a more Southern sport. Confederate flags are predominantly in the South. It’s a sign of heritage to some. But, it’s also a sign of hate to the vast majority of the African American community.”
“There was a time period where everything was allowed at the racetrack. But, times are changing. It’s changing for the better.”
“This is going to allow our sport to change in the most positive way. Allow a new demographic to come and enjoy, support their favorite driver. It doesn’t even have to be me. As much as I encourage them to cheer me on and grow our fan base, you can cheer on whoever you want.”