HOMESTEAD, Fla — Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will drive the famed No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports next season. Wallace is set to become the first full-time African-American driver to race in the NASCAR Cup Series since Wendell Scott in 1971.

While most of his starts have come in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series, Wallace had a cup of coffee at the Cup level earlier this season, filling in for four races for a then-injured Aric Almirola, who is departing after this season. As an outspoken voice on social media, Wallace took to Twitter to share the news with an epic hype video.

See video at CBS Sports



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