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Who is Bubba Wallace? Age, parents and fiancée of newest NASCAR winner revealed

Jake Nichol October 4, 2021
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Bubba Wallace has become a NASCAR winner at Talladega -–but who is the 23XI Racing driver? Where was he born, who are his parents and who is he engaged to?

Who is Bubba Wallace?

Wallace was born on 8 October 1993 in Mobile, Alabama, the same state where Talladega Superspeedway is located.

Having made his way through the junior ranks of NASCAR, he made his full-time Cup debut at the 2018 Daytona 500 – taking second place.

Ahead of 2021, he moved to 23XI Racing, backed by Michael Jordan and current Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin.

After a tough start, Wallace has improved as the season has gone on.

Always strong on superspeedways, he fought his way to the front at Talladega as the rain closed in.

The rain fell during a caution period, and steadily got heavier.

After attempts to dry the track failed, NASCAR declared the race, handing Wallace his maiden Cup win.

He is the first black driver to win in the NASCAR Cup Series since Wendell Scott in 1963.

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Who are his parents?

Wallace’s actual name is Darrell Wallace Jr.

His father is Darrell Wallace Sr, while his mother is Desiree Wallace (below).

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Wallace Sr owns an industrial cleaning company while Desiree Wallace is a social worker.

He has a sister, Brittany. Their parents split up when the children were young.

Who is Bubba Wallace’s fiancée?

Wallace has been in a long-term relationship with Amanda Carter during his NASCAR career.

They have been together since 2016, with Carter often seen at races.

In July 2021, during the NASCAR summer break, Wallace and Carter got engaged.

Carter is a senior financial analyst at the Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Jake can usually be found writing about or watching anything to do with motorsport – from Formula 1 to NASCAR to British Truck Racing. His work as a motorsport journalist has been published by the likes of Autosport, Motorsport.com and Motorsport News – all highly respected names. Away from racing he is a keen amateur astronomer, podcast listener and enjoys long walks in the park with his three dogs.