Bubba Wallace Looks Forward to His Return to NASCAR Truck Series for the Bristol Dirt Race

Published 03/20/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
SONOMA, CA – JUNE 21: Bubba Wallace (43), driver of the World Wide Technology Chevrolet during Fridays Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA (Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


At the end of March, the Cup and Truck drivers will tackle the Bristol dirt for the first time in a long time. In light of that, new broke that Bubba Wallace will join the Truck drivers for the Bristol race. To be precise, he will link up with the Spencer Davis Motorsports team in the #11 truck.

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Recently, he spoke to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio about the move. He said, “Everybody, all the fans, all the sponsors, everybody that’s part of our sport, has this race circled. We were throwing around ideas once it came about. The way that Eldora drove at the end of the race, it ends up being really slick asphalt. It doesn’t drive like a dirt car.”

He acknowledged that there will be drivers who will go for Late Model racing. Other than that, not many drivers have much dirt racing experience. Of course, many of the current NASCAR stars are hard at work, trying to get some practice in, either through Late Models or through simulators.

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Bubba Wallace hopes to get his season on track

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Admittedly, Wallace and the 23XI Racing team have not enjoyed such a great that to their Cup Series season. His highest finish in 2021 is a 16th place at the Phoenix Raceway. It is worth mentioning that he has been running up amongst the leaders ofter. However, he would sometimes get unlucky and plummet down the pack.

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 10: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, stands next to his car in the garage during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Bubba Wallace does not necessarily have the best track record at this weekend’s Atlanta Motor Speedway venue. However, Wallace has won at Eldora on one occasion in the Truck Series. That happened to be just one of six Truck Series wins. Despite this, Wallace will be anxiously waiting to step back in a Truck vehicle since 2019 at Texas. For the moment, the driver will be focused on this weekend’s Atlanta race.

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