2019 Daytona 500: Bubba Wallace ‘living his dream’ driving Richard Petty’s iconic No. 43

first_imgBubba Wallace has only one full season of NASCAR Cup Series competition under his belt, but he’s proud to be part of a legacy going back to the sport’s roots. Wallace on Sunday will make his second appearance in the Daytona 500. His first experience last year was almost as good as it gets — the rookie finished a career-high second in the race. In 1988, gas was $.98 / gallon, cell phones weighted 28 ounces, and The King was on the cover of the 30th anniversary @DISupdates program. Today, gas is $2.90 / gallon, cell phones are under 7 ounces in weight, and a kid living his dream is behind the wheel of the iconic #43. pic.twitter.com/A0eaWC6tcp— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) February 15, 2019Petty won a record seven Daytona 500s. His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959. Kyle Busch to Jimmie Johnson: ‘Open your eyeballs and see where the f— you’re going’center_img The 25-year-old Wallace, the first African American to be a full-time competitor in NASCAR’s top series in almost 50 years, knows he has big shoes to fill, driving the iconic No. 43 car made famous by the legendary Richard Petty. In a tweet Friday, he noted Petty’s appearance on the 1988 Daytona 500 race program cover, and said he’s “living his dream.””In 1988, gas was $.98 / gallon, cell phones weighed 28 ounces, and The King was on the cover of the 30th anniversary @DISupdates program,” Wallace tweeted. “Today, gas is $2.90 / gallon, cell phones are under 7 ounces in weight, and a kid living his dream is behind the wheel of the iconic #43.” Related Newslast_img

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