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Bubba Wallace Recalls Giving “F**khead” Kyle Larson a Pass to Win: “Should’ve Junked His A**”

Published 09/27/2022, 11:45 AM EDT

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If you ask any NASCAR fan today about the history of Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson racing each other hard, chances are they’ll not be able to go back more than four-five years in time. However, their history goes way back than that.

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In a recent episode of the NASCAR Next Now, the 23XI Racing driver recalled the time when the up-and-coming “f***kh***d” Larson made him mad on the racetrack.

Wallace described how he got the pole, but because of an oil leak, he was sent to the back of the field, a place where he didn’t stay for long.


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“We come back up through the field, fastest car by a mile, racing against this dirt guy, DIRT PHENOM, the next best thing in the f*****g world, except when you get inside of him, he chops your nose,” he continued.

In his defense, Larson said, “I thought you were coming to my outside, so I opened my entry.”

“Two more times, two more times this m*****f****r did it. Last time was, I was on your outside and you came up and I was like, ‘I’m not lifting,'” Wallace continued. “I got you again, and then shipped your a** and I was like, ‘Where’s your boy at?!’, he was like, ‘he’s down there celebrating.'”

“Tell him he’s welcome ‘coz I should’ve junked his a**!”

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Bubba Wallace after winning the second race of his Cup career

“It’s incredible,” Bubba Wallace replied after he was asked about his thoughts on being the only black driver with two Cup wins in the history of the sport as he won his second race at Kansas.


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He then went on to describe how his racing journey, which started 20 years ago, was at first all about “just showing up to races.”


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Wallace emphasized that it’s not about making records or creating history, but simply being competitive and having that desire to win. “You just want to show up and win,” he said.


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Whatever history comes in after that, it all settles in behind because there’s no greater thing than winning.”

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Shaharyar is a 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. While Kyle Busch is always his first pick, he also considers Kyle Larson a legend in the making.
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Nizamul Haque Bhuyan