Bubba Wallace Reveals He Embarrassingly Forgot to Reply to Toyota Executive After His Maiden NASCAR Win

Published 08/25/2022, 12:50 PM EDT
Jul 3, 2022; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) before the start of the KWIK TRIP 250 at Road America. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Bubba Wallace sat down for an interview with a reputed magazine recently, where he revealed how bad he is at texting and his tendency to forget to press the send button.

During the interview he was asked, what would he rate himself between the numbers 1 to 10 in regard to replying to text messages. Wallace responded, “Did you say a scale of one to 10? Zero.” The interviewer then followed by asking if he was that bad.

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Wallace then continued, “I’m the worst at that. And also some people might call BS on this, but it’s typing out a message and never hitting send. So when you go to text somebody, it’s like, “Hey, there’s a whole f**king paragraph. I had one or two after my Talladega win. One of the Toyota execs texted me a super nice, long message. I responded instantly. But never hit send.”

Wallace claims to be a horrible text message responder, especially when there are long paragraphs to respond to. He also once forgot to hit the send button after his iconic win at Talladega.

Bubba Wallace won his first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race creating history

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Wallace won the race at the infamous Talladega Superspeedway race last season. Thus, becoming the first African American man to win a Cup Series since the legendary Wendell Scott won at Jacksonville back in 1963.

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 04: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald’s Toyota, is congratulated on the grid by Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, (R) after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 04, 2021 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

What’s even better is that he won the race in a team co-owned by the legendary Chicago Bulls NBA player Michael Jordan. Talladega is often known as the biggest track across the sport, but also no stranger to some of the biggest wrecks that often take out half the grid in one go. Wallace’s win at the track was memorable for everyone, including the 23XI Team, since it was their first win collectively as a team.

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However, since then Wallace has not been able to secure another win. But with one more race to go, at Superspeedway, there might be hope to cherish another Bubba Wallace victory moment.

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Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog as well, covering NASCAR, F1, F2, W Series, MotoGP, DTM, IndyCar, WRC, and WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Bubba Wallace, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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