Fans are thrilled that their favorite race car driver Bubba Wallace will drive the “fastest fish” in NASCAR at the most famous racetrack this weekend.
Sportswear company Columbia announced on Twitter that Bubba Wallace will drive on Sunday the Dorado No.43 Columbia PFG Chevrolet Camaro ZL 1LE at the Monster Mile’s Dover International Speedway.
The brand also teased fans with a 15-second video showing the race car, which has a color combination of yellow and green.
The August 18 tweet amassed 244 retweets and comments while a thousand Twitter users reacted to the exciting news. One fan became emotional on the video as it reminded him of his grandfather.
I like fishing. I like NASCAR. I like fish car. 🐠
— smokeymtnhoney (@smokeymtnhoney) August 18, 2020
The news came when 26-year-old racetrack star drove a special paint scheme for the Black Lives Matter movement on the Martinsville Speedway in June.
Wallace, who is the only black driver in NASCAR’s top tier, said his purpose for doing the paint scheme was to promote racial equality and justice amid the national and worldwide protests involving the black community.
One of the leading institutions of car racing, NASCAR has had many controversies through the years.
Aside from the car, Wallace wore a shirt in solidarity with the protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd in May. The statement shirt reads, “I can’t breath” and “Black Lives Matter.”
The young racetrack star also wants the removal of the Confederate flags in NASCAR so that people will not feel uncomfortable when people watch their race.
Wallace is the latest African-Ameican driver to win an event sponsored by NASCAR in 2013. The first one was Wendell Scott in 1963, who won NASCAR’s Grand National Series.
The Dorado No. 43 Columbia PFG Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will debut at the @Monstermile this Sunday, making it one of fastest fish ever to hit the race track. Tune in to cheer on @BubbaWallace. #TestedTough #NASCAR #DrydeneDouble @RPMotorsports pic.twitter.com/sn7JNb1F58
— columbia1938 (@Columbia1938) August 18, 2020
Supportive fans have become an essential part of Wallace’s success. They were recently invited to take part in sending designs for his car for his No. 43 Chevrolet for the March 17 Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
As reported by NBC Sports, Wallace said he loves it when fans are involved in his journey and become a part of his team.
The promotion allows fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to have their names written on the diecast model of Wallace’s car.
One of the leading institutions of car racing, NASCAR has had many controversies through the years. There have been embarrassing and cringe-worthy moments involving athletes.
The latest controversy of NASCAR erupted after a noose was discovered in Wallace’s Talladega Superspeedway garage stall. But the organization said it was a pull rope, not a noose.