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Bubba Wallace Jr.’s Parents – Fighting NASCAR Stereotypes

Bubba Wallace Jr.’s parents

Desiree and Darrell Wallace Sr., Darrell “Bubba” Wallace’s parents have been at the forefront of their son’s rise to one of the top elite NASCAR race drivers in this era. During interviews, Bubba Wallace always mentions how his family have been a crucial part of his success.

He became very emotional after his second-place win during the Daytona 500 in 2018, most notably in the post-race press conference upon seeing his mother and sister sitting in the audience, showing his intense love for his family.


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Bubba Wallace is of mixed race as Darrell Wallace Sr. is caucasian while Desiree is African-American. Brittany, his sister, and Bubba were both raised by their parents in Concord, North Carolina. Darrell Sr. was responsible for introducing NASCAR racing to his son when he was nine years old. Being a fan of the #3 champ, Dale Earnhardt, it was only natural that Bubba would want to emulate the great man. Although apprehensive due to the obvious racial disproportion represented within the NASCAR world, his mother supported him fully.

When Bubba was starting out on the circuit, his first-ever sponsor was his father, and he made it a point to be present at all his son’s races. In fact, at many races the whole family would attend, supporting their son and brother in standing against the often open racism he experienced.

Darrell Sr on the difficulties Bubba experienced as the only black NASCAR driver:

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Who are Bubba Wallace Jr.’s parents?

Bubba Wallace is the son of Desiree Wallace and Darrell Wallace Sr. Darrell Sr. is a proprietor of a company focused on industrial cleaning while his mother works as a social worker. During her younger years, she ran the track for the University of Tennessee.

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How old are Bubba Wallace Jr.’s parents now?

Darrel Wallace Sr was born in the year 1969 and is currently 52 years old while Desiree Wallace was born in 1970 and is 51.

Where are Bubba Wallace Jr.’s parents from?

Darrel Wallace Sr. and Desiree Wallace were both born in Alabama, USA, and are both American.

How tall are Bubba Wallace Jr.’s parents?

Darrel Wallace Sr. is 5’11 in height and weighs 154 lbs while Desiree Wallace is 5’5 and weighs 132 lbs.


Bubba Wallace Jr. with his mother at the track

How long have Bubba Wallace Jr.’s Parents been married?

Desiree Wallace and Darrell Wallace Jr got married in the 1990s but divorced when Bubba was very young.

Do Bubba Wallace Jr.’s parents have other children?

Darrell Sr. and Desiree have another child, Bubba’s sister Brittany who competed successfully at basketball and played in the AAU which Desiree fully supported as they were growing up.

How much is Bubba Wallace Jr.’s parents’ net worth?

Desiree and Darrel Wallace Sr.’s net worth is not currently known.

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