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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 20: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, waves to fans onstage during the driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 20: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, waves to fans onstage during the driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Bubba Wallace Nominated for Sportsman of the Year at the BET Awards

Bubba Wallace of 23XI Racing earned a nomination for Sportsman of the Year at the BET Awards 2022. The organization called out the NASCAR Cup Series driver’s contributions on and off the track for reasons why he was in contention for the award.

Wallace’s Netflix docuseries, “Race: Bubba Wallace,” was released earlier this year and highlighted the driver’s experience with newfound social activism and his role in helping the sport become more inclusive.

Other nominees for the award include Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) and Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors).

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