Joey Logano & Brad Keselowski Deliver Their Verdict on Bubba Wallace’s Win Amidst Criticism

Published 10/06/2021, 7:15 AM EDT
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 02: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Covert Auto Group Chevrolet, walks on the grid during the Salute to Veterans Qualifying Day Fueled by The Texas Lottery for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


On Monday, Bubba Wallace took a famous victory at the Talladega Superspeedway. In light of this, Team Penske driver Joey Logano spoke about the victory and what it means for the sport. Speaking after the race, Logano acknowledged that Wallace has gone through a lot in his career.

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He said, “To see him win, it’s a great thing. It’s great for the sport. He won it, he was up front when the caution came out. We’ve all won or got beat on weather-shortened races. I don’t think it matters. You get the trophy. He should be proud of that, I can only imagine his emotions, his feelings. We’ve all been there, so it’s pretty cool.”

Joey Logano was not the only one who felt this way

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Joey Logano also spoke about the weather conditions at Talladega. In other words, he insisted that he was happy with the decision to end the race prematurely. He believes that many would consider the decision a fair one. It is also worth mentioning that there was some confusion regarding his and Brad Keselowski’s final race position.

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 22: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 22, 2021 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Keselowski said, “We all knew the rain was going to come. You just don’t know exactly when. With five laps to go in the stage, everybody’s on edge. Just want to time your runs at the right time, just a knockout punch. They should have called it, there’s no question on that one. Good effort to get the race in today, but we needed another lap or two for the win.”

In the end, Keselowski and Logano settled for 2nd and 3rd. Although it was not quite a win, it helped their cause that Bubba Wallace was not a Playoff contender. On the flip side of the argument, it still means that there are 11 drivers fighting for seven seats with one race left.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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