Bubba Wallace Endorses Chase Elliott’s Strong Opinion on NASCAR All-Star Race

Published 05/22/2022, 1:40 PM EDT

NASCAR’s most awaited race is finally confirmed and coming to us this weekend in Texas. Of course, we’re talking about the NASCAR All-Star race! The glamorous and star-studded race comes with a very hefty $1 Million Prize to the driver that steers their stock car to the victory lane.

However, if there is anything that we expect from an All-Star race is the uniqueness that has sadly gone down considerably. And, everyone has their reasons for the dissatisfaction. Bubba Wallace and Chase Elliott put forth an important factor regarding the venue.

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The Athletic asked various NASCAR Drivers what they could do to improve the All-Star race. And, 23XI Racing driver, Bubba Wallace opened up about his dissatisfaction with the venue.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 26: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #18 Dr. Pepper Toyota, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of The Americas on March 26, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Wallace said, “The All-Star Race should float, it should be like other major leagues that float their All-Star games, too. Pick your best markets and build off that. If (a track) is suited for us, I think we should look at different avenues. I mean, it’s an All-Star Race; it shouldn’t be in the same spot every year.”

Wallace isn’t the only one! Hendrick Motorsports’ golden boy, Chase Elliott wanted the venue changed too. In fact, he had two reasons for having the All-Star moved.

The first reason was, “I think that’s what that race was initially designed to do. To move around, and give fans in a different region a special event”.

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The second reason was fairly selfish, but it still makes sense as he hasn’t had much luck at the track. He said, “To get away from Texas would be a major win for me, the lesser times we visit Texas, the better. I would love that, that would be great”

Bubba Wallace Talks About Who is The “Tom Brady in NASCAR”

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I AM ATHLETE is one of the most popular YouTube channels when it comes to sports. And, in a recent interview with the channel that called him “The Tiger Woods of NASCAR”, Bubba Wallace shared the names of his favorite drivers in the series!

Wallace was asked, “Who’s that Tom Brady in NASCAR”. Essentially, asking him who, according to Bubba Wallace revolutionized the sport of NASCAR. To which, he started off with the top 3 greats of the sport, as he said, “Obviously, you gotta put the greats in there, Richard Petty, 7-time, Jimmie Johnson, a recent 7-time who retired last year, and Dale Earnhardt.”

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Finally, Bubba Wallace and Chase Elliott might not be wrong. A change is always welcome. But, what do you think can improve the All-Star race?

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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