Bubba Wallace Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Dirt—that’s the great unknown when NASCAR Cup Series drivers venture to the transformed Bristol Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). NASCAR’s top series hasn’t raced on dirt since Sept. 30, 1970, when Richard Petty beat runner-up Neil Castles by more than two laps at North Carolina State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh. Accordingly, Sunday’s event is arguably the most anticipated race of the Cup season. Conventional wisdom says that drivers with extensive experienceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Another Daytona 500 is in the books and once again, the finish was capped off by a violent, multi-car crash. A year removed from Ryan Newman’s harrowing crash in the 2020 edition of the Great American Race, carnage reigned supreme in the waning moments of this year’s race at the World Center of Racing. With the Harley J. Earl trophy on the line, it was every man for himself on the final lap, as Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski ran 1-2 down theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Alex Bowman swapped car numbers for the 2021 season – from 88 to 48 – but has certainly retained his Daytona magic, earning the pole position for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), giving the Hendrick Motorsports driver a record fourth consecutive front row start in the NASCAR Cup Series season-opener. Bowman, 27, went out late in the qualifying order (38th of 44 drivers) Wednesday night – the first night-time pole qualifying session in race history –Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service No divided loyalty in Championship 4: It’s all about the team at Team Penske Team Penske owner Roger Penske has two drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 race for the first time. Both drivers are former Cup champions. Brad Keselowski won his title in 2012 under the 10-race Chase format. Joey Logano won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to secure the 2018 championship. So how does a team owner allocate his loyalties between his two drivers as they head for Sunday’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Right in the middle of Monday Night Football, three-time Daytona 500 champion and the GOAT Michael Jordan announced they’ll be pairing up to start a brand new single-car NASCAR Cup Series team beginning next season with Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. In fact, deciding a driver was the easiest part of the whole ordeal as Hamlin, who ironically had previous beef following the final lap of the 2018 Daytona 500, described how far Wallace has grown as a competitor and as a person. “Bubba has shownRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been one of those days where the latest twists and turns impact the future landscape in both the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR. One former champion is making its return when it didn’t have to come down that way to be honest. Another is perhaps the right move all things considered and last but certainly not least, further escalates the whole Denny Hamlin ownership rumor. With that, let’s dive into the three biggest news from Tuesday and how I feel about each those decisions. BourdaisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Richard Petty Motorsports will be looking for a new driver for its famous No. 43 car in 2021 after Bubba Wallace announced that he will be leaving the team when the current season comes to a close. In a Thursday morning social media post, Wallace announced his departure, expressing his thanks and respect to seven-time champion Richard Petty and the team that bears his name for taking a chance on him by putting him in their car back in 2017 to start his NASCAR Cup SeriesRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service With his NASCAR Cup Series Playoff hopes on the line, Hendrick Motorsports’ driver William Byron earned his first career victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 regular season finale. The victory was an automatic berth into the Playoffs for the 22-year old Byron – a hard-fought trophy in a typically full-contact, high-emotion contest on NASCAR’s famed Daytona high-banks to settle the Playoff field. The only two Playoff positions still up for grabs on the night were filled byRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service In ways both literally and figuratively the NASCAR Cup Series field saw red most of Saturday afternoon – Kevin Harvick’s red-colored No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, which dominated the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway – resulting in Harvick’s third Michigan win in the last four races and fourth of his career. Harvick’s red car was out front the majority of the afternoon – leading a race best 92 of the 161 laps – but five restarts in the final 30 laps  –Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It won’t be a Wednesday night to remember for Bubba Wallace after being taken out on Lap 17 of the All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway. Coming down the back stretch, Wallace was running in fourth but faced pressure from behind as Michael McDowell and William Byron was hot on his tales. Then disaster struck as McDowell clips Wallace at the entrance of Turn 3, destroying Wallace’s No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. McDowell would get hit from Byron, sending him around butRead More