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Back in 2014, a 21-year-old Bubba Wallace was competing in the Truck and Xfinity Series. During that time period, he tweeted about his desire to race in the Cup Series one day. Seven years later, Wallace would find himself in the Cup Series and with one Cup win under his belt. His 2014 tweet was noticed for Twitter’s ‘Tweet it to Existence’ initiative.

Recently, Wallace acknowledged the shout-out and called on his fans to keep dreaming big. The driver has come a long way in his career and his Cup win is his seventh career triumph. However, as mentioned before, this is his first win in the Cup Series, with the other six coming in the Truck Series.

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Now, the driver will be looking forward to the 2022 season and his second year with 23XI Racing. This time around, he has a new partner in the form of 2004 Cup Series champion, Kurt Busch. With Busch’s experience, the outfit can hopefully improve and climb up the order.

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What lies ahead for Bubba Wallace and 23XI Racing?

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His Cup Series win at the Talladega Superspeedway will definitely be a confidence booster. To be exact, the maiden triumph certainly proves that the team can be a giant killer if they wanted to. However, both drivers and the outfit will be under a little pressure to continue their good form. Otherwise, critics will automatically pounce and believe that the win was just a flash in the pan.

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With the Next Gen cars being a blank slate, there is no better time for 23XI Racing and Bubba Wallace to capitalize. As long as he and the organization can figure out what makes these cars tick, quicker than everyone else, they will have the advantage. While it may be a stretch to see the team challenging for a title, the Playoffs will be a realistic target.

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