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Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season's end

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 14:14:06-04

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season.

NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver informed RPM of his decision Thursday.

He will finish the final nine races in Petty’s famed No. 43 car.

Wallace says “this was not an easy decision as I have nothing but the utmost respect for Richard Petty and his family.” He adds that “it’s time for someone else to take over the reins of the No. 43.”

RPM says it will announce a new driver soon.