NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has informed Richard Petty Motorsport that he will not return to the team for the 2021 season.
The 26-year-old has been on the team ever since he started driving in the 2017 Cup Series.
“We will finish this season with Wallace behind the wheel of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. We look forward to the next chapter for the iconic No. 43 team. We will announce our new driver in the near future.” said.
Wallace has not announced his plans for next year, but said in a statement posted on Twitter that leaving Richard Paytm Motorsports was not an easy decision.
Wallace is a free agent at the end of this season and has previously confirmed that he was in discussions with Chip Ganassi Racing. Richard Petty Motorsports offered Wallace part ownership in the team as part of a future contract.
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Wallace, whose best performance in the series is his second in the 2018 Daytona 500, did not advance to the playoffs this year and is currently ranked 23rd in the season. People of Alabama descent rose as a leader in NASCAR this year in response to the Black Lives Matter movement with the support of team leader Richard Petty, who stood by his side at the Taldaga Superspeedway after being tied to the rope in his garage , Which was later found in his garage. There should not be a message of hate directed by him. In recent weeks he has attracted several new sponsors, including Beats by Dre and Kingsford Charcoal, which will follow him to his next team.
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