Bubba Wallace has been a dividing figure in NASCAR over the years and the inconsistent outings the sole African American in the grid has produced in the cup series have put him in a tight situation. Other than the Talledega win after the race was suspended due to the rain and a couple of Daytona 500 P2 finishes Wallace is yet to mark his spot in the cup series.
But the No:23 Toyota Camry driver might be on the right path considering his recent performances in the cup series though luck had some parts to play in it. Wallace topped the chart at Michigan, securing his first career pole on Saturday ahead of TRD teammate Christopher Bell at P2 and veteran Kyle Busch in P3. The other two spots in the top 5 will be filled by the Team Penske duo of Joey Logano and Austin Cindric respectively.
Reacting to his pole win Bubba Wallace acknowledged that he is proud of the team for what they have achieved together as a team as they have been consistent in the last few race days. He added that the first thing he said to the team on the radio following his first run was he is having pretty fun with the car and it got transcribed into the pole win.
“It’s awesome, proud of my team, continuing to show up and battle and give it all we got. We’ve been one of the best teams these last couple of weeks. I came over the radio after the first run and said, ‘It’s fun to have fun,’ and it’s pretty fun right now. The car feels great in race trim,” Bubba Wallace said.
Find out how NASCAR Twitter reacted to Bubba Wallace’s pole win
Bubba Wallace has been and will always be a dividing figure in NASCAR so it’s no doubt that the entire Twitter was split following his pole win. Though there were some comments coming in supporting Bubba’s first pole there were also comments coming in either belittling it or calling it insignificant in the final race on Sunday.
With only four races left to cement the playoff spots, will Bubba Wallace be able to create a history, or is it high time for 23X1 Racing to consider extending their resources for the recovery of Kurt Busch and getting him ready for the playoffs?