NASCAR Fans Provide the Pick Up Bubba Wallace Needs After His Playoff Bid Ended In Disappointment

Published 08/29/2022, 2:25 PM EDT
May 28, 2022; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) during Nascar Cup qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Bubba Wallace had a pretty rough season initially, with multiple pit crew errors and a series of unfortunate events. However, the 23XI driver soon turned the tables, as he stacked up plenty of top-10, and a few top-5 finishes, towards the end of the regular season.

Unfortunately, luck isn’t on his side, as the driver misses out on the playoff spot as he stands 21st in the point standings. Although this is the highest Wallace has finished in the regular season, it is pretty sad he is out of the playoffs, especially after competing so hard.


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The fans are on his side for a change. And everyone is supporting and cheering him on as the unfortunate news haunts the driver.

Surely, the fans are quite optimistic about Bubba making it to the playoffs next year. Of course, it’s unfortunate that he didn’t make it this year. But do you agree with the fans? Does he have what it takes to get to the playoffs next year?


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Alongside this, Kurt Busch had to withdraw from the playoffs too because of his concussion-like symptoms. Wallace has shared a few words for his teammates.

Bubba Wallace is heartbroken

2022 marks another year where 23XI Racing does not make it to the playoffs. Although Kurt was in a playoff position, his qualifying wreck at Pocono stole the playoff berth from the #45 car, too, as he had to withdraw.

Feb 16, 2022; Daytona, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (45) during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

As the drivers arrived in Daytona, Wallace was talking to the media when they asked him about his teammate having to miss out on the playoffs.


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Bubba said, “I hate it for him. And everybody does. But at the same time, it’s like, what Kurt wants us to do is not worry about him, he wants to go out and compete.”

“Get Toyota back in the victory lane, get 23XI in the victory lane.”


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It sure is sad what happened to Busch, but of course, he wants the team to go out and win. All we can do is hope for a speedy recovery for the driver, so we can see him back in the #45 car soon.



Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1 and NASCAR Writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. Hetul is a fan of Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch and hopes to see one of them drive to the Victory Lane.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh