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Jeff Gordon Praises Bubba Wallace, Black NASCAR Driver Is ‘Important, Positive’

Jeff Gordon Praises Bubba Wallace, Black NASCAR Driver Is ‘Important, Positive’

Jeff Gordon Praises Bubba Wallace Black NASCAR Driver Is ‘Important, Positive’

11/9/2017 3:56 PM PST

EXCLUSIVE

Jeff Gordon says Bubba Wallace isn’t just important to NASCAR for being the first Black full-time driver at the top level in 46 years … he’s also a LEGIT badass behind the wheel. 

Wallace will drive the legendary No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports next season — a tremendous honor … since that’s Petty’s car. 

Gordon says it’s important to acknowledge the historical significance of having a black driver in the full-time circuit — but says the real focus should be on what he can do on the track. 

Jeff also explains why he thinks there aren’t more black drivers in the sport — and how Wallace can help change that moving forward. 

Oh, and don’t miss the part where our TMZ photog Charlie SAVES JEFF’S LIFE!!

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