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Published 10/07/2023, 2:49 PM EDT

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When Bubba Wallace and Amanda Wallace tied the knot last year on New Year’s Eve, after dating for five years, the entire NASCAR community had their heartwarming moment. It’s funny to realize that these two love birds studied in the same high school and Amanda had gone to Bubba’s prom with someone else.

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Gladly, things worked out between them when, after a series of persuasions from Bubba, Amanda finally agreed to show up to the 23XI driver’s race at Las Vegas and the rest is history. However, did you know Amanda Wallace has an innate love for horses?

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According to their official website, Leatherman Lane hosts an annual event at Leatherman Lane farm in Concord, North Carolina to commemorate Horse lovers’ day. Only once a year, they open up their exclusively private facility for everyone to visit to show their appreciation for the people’s love for horses.

What’s more, Leatherman Lane Farm organizes a gala event known as the “Ride Jen Ride”, where everyone can participate with their personal horses to ride on an attractive trail on that day. And it’s on October 7th this year. What would happen if a person who doesn’t own a horse wanted to ride? One might ask.


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To their utter glee, various vendors come in to rent horses and ponies to those who do not own a horse. The announcement equally elated Amanda Wallace. In a recent Instagram story, she put up the best part about this grand occasion.

Amanda wrote, “Saturday is Horse Lovers Day!!! All are welcome!!!” This event also aims at raising awareness of breast cancer among the masses. The entry fee for the event is just $5.

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Looks like October is quite a special month for the Wallace household to have two special days in a row.

The City of Concord recognized Bubba Wallace’s contributions to the African-American community

As the only black driver in NASCAR’s top-tier racing series, Bubba Wallace has had his share of struggles which he has talked about in his 6-part Netflix docuseries, ‘Race: Bubba Wallace’. He also led the charge of obliterating and banning the Confederate flag from the sport.

Showing respect for his contribution to the sport, his hometown observed October 6th as Bubba Wallace Day. On that note, 23XI Racing tweeted, “Happy @bubbawallace appreciation day! 🎉

The City of Concord recognized October 6th as Bubba Wallace Day for his contributions to his hometown.”

Fans showered appreciation for the 29-year-old speedster.

Someone said, “Very cool! Bubba does so much for the community”

While another wrote, “Love to see it Love you bubba ❗️❤️”

As Bubba approached the closing race of round 2, a fan typed, “Hey Bubba! Roval Cheers to u!”


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A fan said, “Every day is Bubba appreciation day”


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Bubba Wallace has indeed done a lot to uphold his community in the arena of stock car racing. With a supportive partner like Amanda by his side, Michael Jordan‘s prodigy will surely achieve greater heights in his racing career.

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Soumyadeep Saha


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Soumyadeep Saha is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Holding a Master's degree in English literature from a top-tier university, he has always had a great affinity for writing. In the past couple of years, he has channeled his love and commitment for stock cars into building a career path in the arena of Motorsports Journalism.
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Ariva Debnath




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