Bubba Wallace Candidly Admits His NASCAR Team “Wasn’t Happy” With His Mistakes Amidst Contract Extension

Published 08/14/2022, 10:55 AM EDT
Jul 31, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) during the Verizon 200 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier, Bubba Wallace announced that he was extending his contract with 23XI Racing.

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This news comes on the back of a dream run for the #23 driver, with four consecutive Top 10 finishes. Suffice to say, the new contract was a great reward for his efforts.

The best part is that it is a multi-year contract, so Wallace will be around when Tyler Reddick eventually joins the outfit.

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He said, “I’ve obviously been trying to do my best this year and made some mistakes along the way, that the team wasn’t happy about.”

“But we worked on those things and we’re here.”

” So, it’s part of racing, part of sports, part of growing up and maturing. From day 1 of joining this team, I wanted to make this where I retire, a place that I call home for a really long time.”

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“Just try to do the best that I can and continue those efforts.”

What else did Bubba Wallace say about the contract extension?

The driver acknowledged that any contract extension announcement is always exciting. It acts as a massive morale booster for the driver, the team, and everyone else involved.

This is why he was really thankful for the faith that 23XI Racing had in him to give him the opportunity. Now, he is enjoying a ‘really hot streak’ and it is up to him to keep up the momentum.

Now that the contract is out of the way, it is one less thing to worry about, and he can focus on racing.

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Aug 7, 2022; Brooklyn, Michigan, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) during the race at Michigan International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Last time out at Michigan, he came awfully close to snatching his first win of the season.

To say that he was devastated would be a massive understatement. Instead, the win went to Kevin Harvick, who also snatched one of two available Playoff spots.

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Now, Bubba Wallace will have to put his head down and charge so that he can get that last spot.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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