NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award, joining seven other figures on the “Game Changer of 2020” ballot in the Pop Culture category.
Among the nominees is NBA legend Michael Jordan, who will be Wallace’s team owner in the NASCAR Cup Series next season. The others on the list are NBA great LeBron James, tennis stars Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, WNBA standout Sabrina Ionescu and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.
Wallace has risen to more widespread prominence this year with a voice that has resonated in speaking out against social injustice. In joining the team ownership ranks, Jordan has sought to amplify that voice, partnering with Denny Hamlin for a new team that will field cars for Wallace in 2021.
Voting for the awards continues online through Oct. 23. Winners will be revealed Nov. 15 on E! Network.
Wow.. honored to be a part of this elite list!😳 https://t.co/BAkCsuxPPw
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) October 2, 2020