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Stealing the show from eventual winner Austin Dillon and marking his name in the history books in the process, Bubba Wallace kicked off his first full season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with a determined run to second place at the Daytona 500 – the best finish for an African-American in the history of the Great American Race. In an exclusive feature for Mobil 1 The Grid, Lee Spencer sat down with the coveted rookie to get his thoughts on the future, fame and the role his family has played on his journey so far.


From clearing out the garbage at his grandfather's Dirt Devils Speedway to being seconds away from winning the Daytona 500, Aric Almirola's path to stock car's elite racing series has not come easy. In an exclusive interview for Mobil 1 The Grid, Stewart-Haas Racing's 'Cuban Missile' speaks to Lee Spencer to find out how the influence of his grandfather laid the foundations for a passion for racing and, eventually, a place in NASCAR's Cup competition.