By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent
As a man of many talents, Bubba Wallace joined the multitude of photographers documenting the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway last Friday night.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver got his start in the photography world in 2010. Wallace, along with his cousin, took photos throughout the weekend at the Sparta, Kentucky track. The duo shot photos during the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 and the Alsco 300.
This wasn’t the first time the Richard Petty Motorsports driver spent time on the other side of the camera. Earlier this season at Dover International Speedway, Wallace spent time as a photographer during the Truck and Xfinity Series races.
Wallace explained why he chose Dover and Kentucky to jump back into the world of photography.
“I just had the time to shoot photos. We flew in late Thursday night for the Truck race for Kentucky. Dover doesn’t have lights and usually my schedule there is wide open after our practices are over with. There’s usually a Xfinity or a Truck race going on. It’s just a matter of whenever I have time.”
When Wallace takes the time to shoot photography is dependent on the weekend schedule. This season, his schedule has also allowed him to compete in the BoJangles Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday nights. Wallace is in the top-five in the points standings in the Pro Division.
“When I have the time to shoot photography, I’ll do it,” Wallace stated. “Being on the Cup schedule now and having so many time commitments, it’s just tough. It’s always fun. I’m trying to upgrade my equipment and keep up with the professional photographers at the track. I just do it for fun.”
Asked when race fans might be able to catch Bubba Wallace as a photographer, he grinned.
“I just bought a new lens on Monday. I’m going to take it with me to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.”
In addition to his normal duties in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at NHMS in the No. 43 Victory Junction Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Wallace will have plenty of opportunities to rejoin the photographer ranks during the Xfinity Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, and two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races.
I try and capitalize on the time when I can capture some frames! 👌🏽🤘🏽 pic.twitter.com/KlZWvAD9rd
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) July 13, 2019