NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has teamed up with Netflix for the upcoming docuseries RACE: Bubba Wallace, with an official trailer that dropped today. Premiering February 22, the six-episode series chronicles both the personal and professional tracks of the history-making race car driver.
The series will confront how Wallace has navigated being NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver. He is also the only Black driver to win more than once in NASCAR’s three national series, making him one of the most successful Black drivers in the association’s history.
Throughout the six episodes, he confronts his mental health issues and permanently alters the notoriously white and conservative sport of racing by inspiring the ban on the Confederate flag. Wallace has positioned himself as an activist in his community, speaking out against racial injustice and encouraging inclusivity in NASCAR.
“This is unlike any project I’ve ever participated in; it’s a raw, emotional and completely transparent account of the events that took place throughout the 2020 and 2021 NASCAR seasons,” Wallace said. “One of the most compelling pieces of the series is the additional insight the viewers will gain by hearing from my peers, family and some of my partners that played a role in this monumental journey.”
The series includes appearances by Bubba’s fiancée and family members, his team behind-the-scenes, 23XI Racing co-owner and top NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, fellow drivers Kyle Busch and Richard Petty, NASCAR executives, as well as commentators Michael Strahan, Jemele Hill, and W. Kamau Bell who help contextualize what it means to be the only Black individual in a white space.
RACE: Bubba Wallace is executive produced and directed by Erik Parker with fellow executive producers Kevin Liles, Nolan Baynes, and Kelly G. Griffin for 300 Studios; Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Jordan Wynn, and Sarina Roma for Boardwalk Pictures; Matt Summers, Tim Clark, and Tally Hair for NASCAR.