Netflix to produce Bubba Wallace NASCAR documentary series

Netflix will produce an all-new documentary series around NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace.

Netflix to produce Bubba Wallace NASCAR documentary series

The series will follow Wallace in his first season with the newly formed 23XI Racing team, co-owned by NBA icon Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin.

Wallace, 27, became an outspoken voice against racial injustice in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd. He also successfully advocated for the banning of the Confederate Flag from all NASCAR events.

Notably, he wore an 'I Can't Breathe' shirt during pre-race ceremonies at Atlanta Motor Speedway and ran a Black Lives Matter paint scheme at Martinsville Speedway soon after.

Wallace's activism threw him into the national spotlight and drew the ire of former President Donald Trump, but also praise from many superstars including Jordan himself.

"You know me...I like to keep things real and raw. Pumped to have Netflix capture these moments to share with you guys," posted Wallace on Twitter.

Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

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The series will give viewers an exclusive look behind the scenes of the 2021 Cup season from Wallace's perspective, the only Black driver in NASCAR's premier division. It will also focus on the sanctioning body's efforts to combat racial inequality and promote inclusion, both within and outside the sport.

Erik Parker will serve as Director for the unnamed series, which does not yet have a release date but is currently in production.

The latest project follows in the footsteps of Netflix's highly successful Drive to Survive series which offers a behind the scenes look into Formula 1. 

After launching in 2019, Drive to Survive recently released its third season, following F1 drivers and teams throughout the year and granting its own behind the scenes look at the elite racing series.

DTS has been credited with putting F1 in front of new eyes and even creating interest from non-race fans.

Its success has triggered a number of behind the scenes motorsport documentaries, including Supercars' 'Inside Line' series that followed Erebus Motorsport and the 'On The Limit' official British Touring Car Championship documentary, the latter is available to watch on Motorsport.TV.    

Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

Photo by: NASCAR Media

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