Bubba Wallace Reacts to Him Recreating the Iconic Young Thug Meme as He Fulfils His Promise

Published 01/27/2024, 4:31 PM EST

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It is a no-brainer that road courses have been an Achilles heel for 23XI Racing prodigy Bubba Wallace. While he nicknamed teammate Tyler Reddick as ‘Road Course Jesus’, Wallace has faltered on these asphalt courses. As a result, the driver, to chisel his skills ahead of the 2024 season, had roped in a seat for Daytona’s road course race of Rolex 24 Hours. However, it seems that this stint of the driver was incomplete without his tomfoolery.

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Unlike past years, the 2024 endurance race at Daytona witnessed a glaring absence of NASCAR drivers from the roster. The only familiar faces that were seen on the track were those of three Toyota drivers including, Bubba Wallace. The 23XI Racing driver piloted the Toyota Supra, in the four-hour-long Michelin Pilot Challenge Series. This preceded the signature endurance race. Amidst his hopes of gearing up for the season, the driver also fulfilled his social-media promise with a hilarious meme.

Bubba Wallace steps up his Twitter game by sharing an iconic meme

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Bubba Wallace has never shied away from accepting his shortcomings on the road courses. As a result, hoping to ace his Cup Series game in 2024, the driver reached out to his manufacturer to provide him a seat in the 24 Hours at Daytona weekend.

Consequently, the driver was joined by John Hunter Nemechek and Corey Heim to drive the Toyota Supra for Smooge Racing. Due to racing commitments, Wallace also lamented how he had lost his social media game. He exclaimed on Twitter, “Wife and I were chatting the other week…she says I need to bring back the flavor on my socials.. I’ve been distant for the last couple years not gonna lie..”

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Nevertheless, the driver promised, that he would be stepping up the game ahead of the Daytona race, “Here we are. 1 man mosh pit on the bird back to Daytona.” As a result, the driver shared a meme that a fan had posted. Here Bubba Wallace’s photo was compared with an image of rapper Young Thug.

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The image showed Wallace working on a computer, with great concentration, while John Hunter Nemechek tried to steal a glance. The fan asserted that the picture resembled a picture containing Young Thug while the individuals tried to decipher what the singer was trying to do.

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The #23 Toyota driver reveals how he bagged a seat at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Wallace’s strapping himself in the Toyota Supra was not decided in the blink of an eye. It was a decision that had been planned since August 2023. Divulging the preparations for the race, Wallace expressed to the media, I said, ‘Hey, I need help. They said, ‘we’re on it’. So in the offseason they asked if I wanted to run this. I said, ‘hell yeah, why not?’ ”

As per the Daytona Beach News-Journal, he also added, It’s just a matter of race-craft — figuring out how to pass, set up passing, different things like that.” Speaking on his racing craft on the road course, Wallace went on to say, For me it’s been braking. It’s been making sure you trust the car and trust yourself to be able to drive it in to the absolute limit, making it stick and making it work. All race cars are on edge, so if I can create a bigger threshold where I feel comfortable, that’s the big thing.”

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With that being said, it will be interesting to see if Bubba Wallace has taken notes for the upcoming season. After gaining experience at the Daytona road course, can he win over his Achilles Heel?

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Ayantika Maitra is a NASCAR Content Analyst at EssentiallySports. Using her affinity for research and storytelling, this English major has also woven some attention-grabbing pieces that have brought the women in NASCAR into the limelight. An expert in identifying trends and understanding audience behavior, she loves taking part in core sport reporting.
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