“It’s just a direct statement to everybody, I don’t blame him,” Bubba Wallace’s spotter backs up the driver following his team radio fiasco at Nashville

Bubba Wallace's spotter Freddie Kraft comes to his rescue for the driver's language on team radio

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Bubba Wallace and Freddie Kraft

Bubba Wallace sports the No.23 Toyota Camry for 23X1 Racing competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series and also competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driving the No.18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing while also currently being the only active African-American to have taken part in all three series of the sport and the loose wheel saga continues as it got the better of Wallace at Nashville Superspeedway following the off-weekend.

Bubba Wallace fell prey to pit crew issues in the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway as he was called to pit in stage 2 when they spotted a loose wheel on him but prior to him reaching his pit stall, he gets hit from behind which kind of pissed him off even more as he was running 7th at the end of stage 1 starting 30th after having a bad qualifier and people started speculating that Wallace had reached his boiling point and went a bit too far with his language whereas few could empathize with him after how his season went so far not to forget he also lost a wheel while racing at COTA.

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“It’s inexperience and not talent,” Bubba Wallace’s spotter shares his thoughts on the team’s pit crew

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Bubba Wallace’s No.23 Camry on the Nashville Superspeedway

Bubba Wallace has probably had one of his worst seasons so far with getting caught up in crashes or with pit stop issues and he seems to have lost his patience which his spotter Freddie Kraft says is understandable and the words he said on the team radio were rather meant for the whole team than just his crew chief Bootie Barker and he substantiates Wallace’s language saying that with all that he has been through this season he’s way past being infuriated.

“Listen, this wasn’t directed at Bootie, I mean it was said to Bootie but this was just frustration boiling over, this is directed to the entire team, this is directed to the pit crew, STFU I don’t want to talk anymore, it’s just a direct statement to everybody, I don’t blame him, you know, I mean I don’t know what anybody expected him to say at this point like he’s just irate, not mad, mad’s not even the word anymore, it’s just ridiculous at this point,” said Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft.

He further added by saying that in all his years of working together with Bubba Wallace he had some or the other way of calming him down but even he’s out of words this time and he also talked about the loose wheels fiasco this season being a major problem with the Next-Gen Car and that they are working on getting the right guys for the right jobs on their crew and concluded by saying that there’s only so much help a team can get when they’re the sixth team being run by the organization and said that Joe Gibbs Racing is the main one gets all the good teams which aren’t wrong.

“In the 12-13 years I’ve been working with him, I could usually kind of get something like to get him back off the ledge I’m speechless at this point like I don’t know what to say. I’m sure they’re working behind the scenes to get the best available guys in the best positions for us but we’re probably on our seventh or eighth tire falling off or loose wheel of the season. We’re essentially the sixth Toyota team so we probably have the sixth pit crew, it’s not bad, there’s nothing wrong, it’s inexperience and not talent, and I would assume on our team are less experienced than some of the guys on the four JGR cars,” concluded Bubba Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft.

With Bubba Wallace not having a victory this season with just nine more regular-season races to go, he stands 24th in the points table with the dire need of a win to secure a playoff spot.

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