Bubba Wallace is one of the most interesting faces in NASCAR. What’s interesting about him is that he’s the only full-time African American driver in NASCAR’s three national series. Netflix has announced a new documentary, "RACE: Bubba Wallace," which will talk about him.
Erik Parker, who is the director of this documentary, gave his impressions of this project in an interview with IndieWire. “I think for all accounts, it was a win in that regard,” Erik Parker said for IndirWire “To follow this series through the eyes of probably the most polarizing figure in NASCAR, who happens to be a Black man breaking down barriers, gave us an opportunity to explore a lot of different issues." "When I came into the series, I knew very little about NASCAR, and I wasn’t very interested in learning about the sport." "However, following Bubba’s story gave me a gateway into understanding more about the culture, the heritage, while getting to know the only African American driver at the Cup Series in one of America’s homegrown sports”.
Erik Parker on Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace
The first episode will be shown tonight, and one of those who also contributed to this documentary is Denny Hamlin, co-owner of 23XI Racing. It seems that this film will show a lot that we do not see and we can really recommend this product of Eric Parker to everyone, which will surely have ratings.
“Denny Hamlin is one of the great racers driving today, and we used him to talk about NASCAR and the strategy behind it because he really is a strategist when it comes to dealing with the actual sport,” Parker said.
“Bubba wanted to show people what it’s like for a driver, what it takes, the pressures, and all these other aspects of the daily grind of driving, which people don’t know very much about." "We combined the racial element and the performance element to paint a complete portrait of his life, and so the word ‘race’ has a double meaning. They play off each other providing tension, although much of that comes from the racial element”.