“Best duo ever in NASCAR history”- Fans melt over Bubba Wallace’s throwback picture celebrating Ryan Blaney’s championship triumph

Bubba Wallace finished his career best, tenth in the standings after being knocked out of R12 in playoffs

“Best duo ever in NASCAR history”- Fans melt over Bubba Wallace’s throwback picture celebrating Ryan Blaney’s championship triumph

Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace's throwback picture (Credits: X)

Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney achieved something his legendary racing family hadn’t: he clinched his first NASCAR Cup Series championship, leaving fans and the paddock awestruck. The 29-year-old driver outshone fellow contenders Kyle Larson and William Byron in a thrilling 312-lap showdown at Phoenix Raceway, securing his place in the history books.


Blaney’s path to the NASCAR Cup Series championship showcased unwavering resolve and tenacity. Unlike his father, Dave Blaney, a seasoned driver with 473 Cup starts and a World of Outlaws title, Ryan’s victory elevated the Blaney racing lineage, as neither his uncle Dale Blaney nor grandfather Lou Blaney had ever clinched a NASCAR Cup Series championship.

In the championship showdown, Blaney confronted formidable competition from Hendrick Motorsports drivers Larson and Byron. Acknowledging Blaney’s car advantage, Larson acknowledged that their pit crew’s performance was pivotal for victory. As the race unfolded, Blaney’s determined driving enabled him to seize the lead despite Byron’s initial dominance. In an intense duel, Blaney fended off Larson, securing a second-place finish and his inaugural Cup Series championship.

Bubba Wallace, Blaney’s childhood buddy, also strongly reacted to the victory. Wallace, who finished 10th in the race, expressed his emotions, saying:

It's incredible. It's emotional for me. I mean, we have been racing each other since we were 10. So I know how much it means to him and to have a redemption year from last year. What a job. I'm so proud of him.

Fans wanted to see Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace in the same team

The 23XI Racing driver shared a nostalgic photo of himself and a friend savoring waffles at Waffle House, captioned “Brother. Champ.” Fans were deeply moved by this heartwarming reunion and expressed their enthusiasm for the beloved duo. Many fans are now urging them to recreate the photo with Blaney’s championship trophy gracing the table, while some dream of seeing them as teammates.

Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace
Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace (Credits: Sporting News)

As the final race approached, Bubba Wallace showcased a special Star Wars-themed paint scheme. Given Blaney’s well-known affinity for the franchise, fans are now hoping for a heartwarming gesture—Bubba gifting his helmet to the newly crowned champion. A fan even claimed that their duo is the “Best duo ever in NASCAR history.”

Ryan Blaney’s championship win not only solidified his place in NASCAR history but also captivated fans and the paddock with his remarkable performance. The victory marked a significant milestone in the Blaney family’s racing legacy. The anticipation and camaraderie among fans make this potential exchange a moment to cherish and remember.

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