Bubba Wallace Reveals the One Thing He Shares With Hailie Deegan

Published 08/25/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 16: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald’s Toyota, speaks to the media during the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Say what you will, but social media has become a big asset for celebrities and public figures in the modern age. The same is also the case, or rather, even stronger of a case when it comes to NASCAR drivers considering how sponsorship-driven the sport is, which makes one wonder, which social media platform does a racing driver prefer over the other? Bubba Wallace recently revealed the one he likes.

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In an interview with The Athletic, the 23XI Racing driver opened up on his preferred social media platform.

 “Instagram,” Wallace said.

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However, there’s one thing about it that really annoys the  #23 driver.

“Instagram just kills the resolution. There’s some way around it in Photoshop or something to post a really crisp picture,” he described. “But say you take a picture — which iPhone cameras are solid now, right? You put it up there and it’s like “Damn, this looks s****y.”

“It’s Instagram’s crop.”

 

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Interestingly, another NASCAR star, Hailie Deegan, had also confessed her love for the Meta-owned platform.

“I’ve pretty much focused on Instagram my whole life, just posting quality stuff, every single day, never missing it, always showing people my story of what’s going on,” she had said.

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Bubba Wallace on the state of his season despite a competitive playoff-worthy car

In a recent interview, Bubba Wallace opened up on his opinion of how the #23 team shouldn’t even be in the position they find themselves in as of now.

“I feel like the speed that we’ve had, some of the races that we’ve called throughout the year, we should be, if not, had been in the victory lane already, competing with Blaney and Truex for the points battle,” he said.

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FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 26: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 Wheaties Toyota, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 26, 2022 in Fontana, California. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Wallace claimed that they’ve been great speed-wise throughout the year but the one thing that’s missing, something that has cost them dearly, is their execution.

As for the subject of the common conception of them feeling the pressure, Bubba Wallace isn’t a big fan of that notion.

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“Honestly, that’s where the problem starts, when you to start to overanalyze things,” he added.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & 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. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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