Bubba Wallace Earns Golf Bragging Rights on NASCAR Colleague, Whose Win Had Meant More Than His Talladega Heroics

Published 06/21/2022, 9:15 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 25: Bubba Wallace is seen at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on February 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

It seems Bubba Wallace is having fun in the off week. After a string of consecutive race weekends, drivers got some time off from the week-in-week-out schedule.

And Wallace chose to spend his with his pal, Daniel Hemric.

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Wallace and Hemric played golf against each other, and if their Instagram stories are to be believed, the 23XI Racing driver may finally have had his ‘revenge’ on his friend.

“Pleasure doing bidness with you @danielhemric,” Wallace wrote in his story.

“My string of consecutive rounds taking cash from you had to come to an end eventually,” Hemric replied on his story as he reposted Wallace’s story.

Bubba Wallace called Daniel Hemric’s championship win bigger than Talladega

It speaks volumes about their friendship that Bubba Wallace considered Daniel Hemric’s first win of his career, which also won him the Xfinity Series championship, bigger than his own historic win at Talladega.

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“I don’t know how to describe it because honestly, this is bigger than my win,” Wallace had said. “My nerves. And just to see the road that he’s come through how many times that he’s come short.”

FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 27: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 Wheaties Toyota, waves to fans as he walks onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 27, 2022 in Fontana, California. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

The 23XI Racing driver described it as having a different feeling. He recalled how during the last restart, he was shaking, unable to sit still with his nerves trembling.

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“I didn’t have that feeling at Talladega for my own win, I was just cool, calm and collected. But when you have some skin in the game — I’ve known Daniel, Daniel’s family forever — it just means so much more,” he added.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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