NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has knowledgeable Richard Petty Motorsport that he won’t be returning to the workforce for the 2021 season.
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The 26-year-old has been on the workforce since he started driving within the Cup Collection in 2017.
“We are going to full this season with Wallace behind the wheel of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. We stay up for the subsequent chapter within the making for the enduring No. 43 workforce. We are going to announce our new driver within the close to future,” the workforce stated.
Wallace has not introduced his plans for subsequent yr, however stated in a press release posted to Twitter that it was not a straightforward resolution to depart Richard Petty Motorsports.
Wallace is a free agent on the finish of this season and had beforehand confirmed he was in discussions with Chip Ganassi Racing. Richard Petty Motorsports had offered Wallace part ownership within the workforce as a part of a future contract.
Wallace, whose greatest end within the collection is his second-place exhibiting on the 2018 Daytona 500, didn’t advance to the playoffs this yr and is at the moment twenty third within the season standings. The Alabama native rose to prominence this yr as a frontrunner in NASCAR’s response to the Black Lives Matter motion with help from workforce proprietor Richard Petty who stood by his facet at Talladega Superspeedway after a rope tied right into a noose was present in his storage that was later decided to not be a message of hate directed at him. In latest weeks he has attracted a number of new sponsorships, together with Beats by Dre and Kingsford Charcoal, that can observe him to his subsequent workforce.
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