Mar 8, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
First his truck made it into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Now, NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace hopes someday he’ll be reunited with the truck if he is fortunate enough to make the Hall of Fame as an inductee.
The truck that Wallace drove to victory last fall at Martinsville, making him the first African-American driver to win a race in one of NASCAR’s top three classes in nearly 50 years, is on display at the Hall in Charlotte, N.C.
“I found out about 20 minutes after we won the race that they were thinking about putting our Tundra in the Hall of Fame,” Wallace said. “They told me to save the suit, gloves, helmet and shoes, too.”
The next step, the 20-year-old Wallace says, is to have himself inducted one day into the sport’s history palace.
“It was really, really cool to hear and that’s one of my ultimate goals is to be in the Hall of Fame,” Wallace said. “Now we have pieces of myself at the Hall, but I myself have yet to get in.
“I still have further in my career to go in order to get there and more confidence to get there. We’ll see what we can do, but it’s an honor to have our Tundra in the Hall of Fame.”
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