Wallace is the first black man to win a Cup Series since 1963, when NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Wendell Scott led the race.
Right after the race, Wallace thanked his team and owners, sporting legends Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, for the opportunity.
“It’s very fitting that it comes here in Talladega,” he said.
“It was a noose,” Wallace said. “Whether it was tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. So, it was not directed at me but someone tied the noose. That’s what I am saying.”
When asked on Monday what it meant to be the second black driver to win a Cup Series race, Wallace became emotional.
“I never think about those things, and when you, when you call it that, honestly it brings a lot of emotion, a lot of joy to my family, fans, friends. It’s great.”
This was Wallace’s first year of driving for 23XI Racing. The win is also a first for Jordan as an owner.
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