NASCAR star Bubba Wallace says music helps him get in the “racing mood.” During a recent interview, the 26-year-old driver revealed which country artists’ music regularly lands on his playlists.
“I’m a big music guy, big music guy,” Wallace said while speaking with GQ. “It puts me in the zone, it gets me out of my funks, puts me in the racing mood, gets my game face on.”
Typically, Bubba Wallace likes to listen to heavy metal music. However, he says there are a few country musicians that he considers himself a fan of.
“I listen to Tyler Childers a lot, I wouldn’t consider him country though in my personal opinion,” Wallace said.
In addition to Childers, Wallace also enjoys listening to “Tennessee Whiskey” crooner, Chris Stapleton. Wallace says, “I love Chris Stapleton.” He also mentions liking music from Colter Wall.
While Wallace regularly plays songs from the aforementioned artists, he doesn’t consider himself a Top 40 radio kind of guy. “That’s kinda getting into the country a little bit, but as far as the mainstream stuff… nah, not really,” he said.
Bubba Wallace Races This Past Sunday Darlington, Pays Tribute to Richard Petty
Most recently, Bubba Wallace competed at the NASCAR Throwback race in Darlington. The theme of the race was “NASCAR’s Champions: Past, Present, and Future.”
As part of honoring the theme, and RPMotorsports, Wallace paid homage to Richard Petty.
Wallace raced in the iconic borrowed car Richard Petty drove in 1986. The racing legend ended up getting behind the wheel of D.K. Ulrich’s bright green and white ride for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR Cup because of what Wallace referred to as “an interesting set of circumstances.”
While Wallace paid tribute to the famous white and green Petty car, he stuck with his No. 43 instead of the No. 6 on the 1986 vehicle. Learn more here.