NASCAR | Bubba Wallace Looking Forward to 2018 MENCS Season

10/31/2017 05:25 PM

Last week was a memorable one for NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace.

That’s because last week, it was announced that Wallace would compete full time in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Wallace will race the No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports.

As a result, Wallace will become the first African-American to race full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series since 1971.

Wallace joined Sports Night on Tuesday. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff asked him about the big news involving his racing future:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at


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