Bubba Wallace of 23XI Racing earned a nomination for Sportsman of the Year at the BET Awards 2022. The organization called out the NASCAR Cup Series driver‘s contributions on and off the track for reasons why he was in contention for the award.

Wallace‘s Netflix docuseries, “Race: Bubba Wallace,” was released earlier this year and highlighted the driver‘s experience with newfound social activism and his role in helping the sport become more inclusive.

Other nominees for the award include Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) and Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors).

NASCAR.com

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