Wallace becomes 1st Black driver to lead lap at Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace became the first Black driver to lead a lap in the Daytona 500. Wallace dipped to the low line late in the second stage to grab the lead. Wallace finished second in the 2018 Daytona 500 for the highest finish in the race by a Black driver. Wallace was forced to pit with 22 laps left in the race because he felt a vibration in the car. Michael Jordan’s No. 23 Toyota failed inspection twice before the race, prompting NASCAR to kick the team’s car chief out off the grounds. The car passed on the third attempt, but had to start from the back of the field. Jordan watched the beginning of the race from a luxury suite.