“This is an Incredible Honor for Me”: Bubba Wallace Talks After Winning the 2020 ‘Byrnsie Award’ at the NASCAR All-Star Race

Published 07/16/2020, 12:49 PM EDT


Last night, Bubba Wallace won the ‘Bynsie Award’ in the NASCAR All-Star race. The award is presented by Fox Sports in memory of late Steve Byrnes.

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Fox Sports started presenting the award annually after the death of the veteran NASCAR announcer Steve Byrnes in 2015. Byrnes lost the battle to cancer at the age of 56, he was suffering from cancer since 2013.

He started his career with FOX in 2001 and eventually become the presenter of Fox Sports’ Race Hub.

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After the race, Fox NASCAR posted a video of Byrnes’ son interacting with the 2020 winner, Bubba Wallace. In the interview, Bubba expresses his happiness after receiving the award.

He said, “It’s an incredible honor for me. It’s been a lot of work, these last few weeks, last couple of months. But standing up for what I believe in and wanting to be on the right side of history is very important to me.

“So I appreciate this award, this opportunity.”

He added, “It’s been a lot of fun, my life has been a little crazy at times but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s all part of, you learn and grow. From every day you live you are always learning something.

An unfortunate incident deprived Bubba Wallace of a NASCAR All-Star race seat

During the All-Star open, Michael McDowell and Bubba Wallace were involved in an incident that ended Bubba’s chances of competing in the main event.

After the race, Bubba said to the media, “People say he’s one of the nicest guys in the garage, can’t wait for the God-fearing text that he’s going to send me about preaching and praise and respect. What a joke he is.”

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After that, Bubba even took his car’s damaged bumper and dropped it to McDowell’s garage.

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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