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NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Votes for First Time in 2020 Election

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace headed to the polls today to fulfill his civic duty.

Wallace said on Twitter that today was the first time he expressed his right to vote.

“Big day! I did my part for the first time last week! Did you?? GO VOTE!” the 27-year-old wrote.

Bubba Wallace Debuts ‘VOTE’ Paint Scheme

Bubba Wallace and sponsor Door Dash are encouraging NASCAR fans to vote with their latest paint scheme for the famous #43 Camaro.

Wallace is no stranger to controversy and has made headlines consistently for the past several years. His latest promotional move with NASCAR, however, is one every fan should get behind. That’s encouraging Americans to head to the polls.

With a brand new sharp, classic red, white and blue paint scheme for #43, Wallace and sponsor Door Dash are urging fans to vote. The look comes as part of their “Dash to the Polls” campaign.

“Make your voice heard, and vote! Love how our @DoorDash paint scheme turned out. Catch it on the track today at 2:00 pm et. #DashToThePolls.” Wallace said, revealing his new paint scheme.

The campaign kicked off last week. Wallace is hosting conversations on his Instagram page. Enlisting Crystal Carson, Vice President of ‘Culture & Comms for When We All Vote’ to help, the event shared resources on where to vote, how to locate polling locations, and who’s on [your] local ballots.

Bubba Wallace Says ‘Progress Owes No Apology’

In a sharp reel from his new sponsor, Root Insurance, Bubba Wallace stands by his convictions by noting, “progress owes no apology.”

“This means a lot to me for many reasons,” Wallace tweets on the new reel and sponsorship. “But mostly the most human of emotions: acceptance. @Root_Insurance accepts me for who I am. We also share a vision of inclusion. It’s a positive change I try to represent, even when I fall short. But that vision should never be apologetic.”

Root Insurance also tweeted the promo themselves. Root notes that “It takes courage to shed light on a broken system, and conviction to reinvent it. @bubbawallace is a leader for change on and off the track, and we’re honored to support him.”