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Inspection Complete: Bubba Wallace Officially Scores Win at Talladega, First Career Cup Series Win

Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald’s Toyota, celebrates in the pit area after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 04, 2021 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Monday’s rain-shortened NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway has been completed.

Bubba Wallace’s race-winning No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota Camry has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Wallace and his team the official winners of the race.

This marks Wallace’s first-career NASCAR Cup Series win, and it comes in his 143rd NASCAR Cup Series start. Wallace officially becomes the second African American race winner in NASCAR Cup Series history and the first since Wendell Scott in December of 1963.

Wallace led the final five laps of Monday’s race.

No issues were discovered in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Monday’s race are now considered official.

Race Results

Results: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega

Driver Standings

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings After the YellaWood 500 at Talladega

Owner Standings

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings After the YellaWood 500 at Talladega

Race Recap / Video Highlights

Bubba Wallace Scores First-Career NASCAR Cup Series Win in Rain-Shortened YellaWood 500 at Talladega

Video: Bubba Wallace Brings His Dog Asher to Victory Photos at Talladega

Video: William Byron, Ryan Preece, and Matt DiBenedetto Involved in Multi-Car Accident Late in Stage Two

Video: Bowman, Stenhouse, Elliott Trigger 12 Car Crash on Lap 97 at Talladega

Video: Kyle Larson Shreds Tire on Lap 66 After Repairs From Lap 55 Crash

Video: Bump Draft From Byron Sends Allgaier Crashing into Larson on Lap 55 at Talladega

NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 Postponed Due to Inclement Weather, Start Pushed to Monday at 1:00 pm / ET

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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