Bubba Wallace Reveals His Fiancée Amanda Carter Predicted His NASCAR Heroics ‘on Friday’

Published 10/07/2021, 2:14 PM EDT
LEBANON, TENNESSEE – JUNE 20: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 DoorDash/PetSmart Toyota, girlfriend, Amanda Carter, and pet dog, Asher pose for photos in the garage area during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 20, 2021 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


At the Talladega Superspeedway, Bubba Wallace stunned everyone when he won the Cup Series race. A few days after the triumph, he appeared on CBS Mornings to discuss his win on home soil. He spoke about how important the win was and what it means to him and the team. In addition to that, the #23 driver revealed that he and his fiancee may have predicted the win.

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He said, “We had a good feeling, going into it. Amanda, my fiancee, and I, we called it on Friday. Reminded me of the feeling that I had back in 2013, when I won my first Truck race. Just knew we were going to win this race. There were times, where I was like, ‘Man! This isn’t the feeling that I had’. However, it came at the right time. You never question it, always stay true to it, and it works out.”

What else did Bubba Wallace say?

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He also spoke about his mother, Desiree Wallace, who hoped and prayed for his win. Meanwhile, it is worth mentioning that Wallace may have been the second African-American driver to win, after Wendell Scott.

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However, Scott did not actually receive a trophy until much later, due to a scoring issue. On the other hand, Wallace’s win came after the race was red-flagged due to inclement weather.

HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 22: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 22, 2019 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Although it was an anticlimactic win, it definitely counted, and Wallace was happy either way. Without a doubt, he will be carrying out Scott’s legacy.

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To be precise, Wallace’s new target will likely be to add more wins under his belt and surpass the late African-American driver. Of course, it would be a bit of a stretch to expect Bubba Wallace to add more wins for the rest of the season. However, 23XI Racing owner Michael Jordan will be happy to see his team grab its first win.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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