WATCH: Bubba Wallace Reveals What Grooves Get Him in the Zone Before a Race

Published 09/07/2020, 6:57 AM EDT


There are some essentials without which a person cannot live. The list gets long if that person is a NASCAR driver. Bubba Wallace offers some insight into what makes the cut as far as his list of essentials is concerned.

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Bubba Wallace is a full-time NASCAR cup series driver. He drives the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard Petty Motorsports. He additionally raced in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang of Roush Fenway Racing, from 2015 to mid-2017.

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Bubba Wallace partnered with GQ Sports to list 10 Things Bubba Wallace Can’t Live Without. First thing’s first, his Maui Jim sunglasses. His sunglasses have the iconic blue color which goes with his Richard Petty race car.

He even makes a pun on his sponsor. He said, “Why the Maui Jim brand? It’s ’cause they pay me to wear these bad boys, so I’m gonna wear them all day.”

Next on his list are his Beats headphones. He has the all-black Beats Studio 3 headphones. The 26-year-old driver says he is a big music guy. He adds that the music helps him in getting in the racing zone and in the right mood.

Bubba Wallace even claims that he is a fan of heavy metal music. The heavy metal music helps him to calm down. “The louder the screams, the heavier the breakdowns.”

Bubba Wallace even shares his playlist with bands and artists like Silent Planet, Currents, Tyler Childers, Chris Stapleton, and Colter Wall featuring on his favorites.

Bubba Wallace wanted to be a Motorsports Photographer

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The Richard Petty Motorsports driver likes to race even when he is not actually racing. His next essential helps him to race virtually. It is his Nintendo Switch.

“I’m a big gamer. This right here allows me to get my fix of gaming throughout the pre-race flights and post-race flights, simply because there is a game that most of you may have heard of called Mario Kart, yeah. It’s a racing game, go figure, racing game.”

The list goes on. 4th essential is the iPad Pro, which helps him in little sketches and doodling. 5th thing on his list is the camera. He has the newest edition of Sony A92. Bubba Wallace revealed that he wanted to get into motorsports photography so decided to go with that particular camera.

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Next on the list is his Bell & Ross BR 03-94 R.S.18 watch. This is his daily wear watch, which he often wears during the races as well. The next thing on the list is where he keeps all his essentials safe. It is his Tumi Backpack.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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