“Seize the Opportunity” – Bubba Wallace Welcomes the New Year with a Motivational Message

Published 01/01/2021, 9:14 AM EST
FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 29: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, stands by his car before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)


The 2020 NASCAR season brought a lot of unusual moments for everyone involved. At the same time, it will be equally remembered for some of the best performances in recent times, and some events that will go down in NASCAR history. One of the key players in making the season memorable was Bubba Wallace.

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The 2021 season will bring in a new chapter for Wallace and a new opportunity to showcase his talents. The 27-year-old driver welcomed the new year with a renewed sense of enthusiasm.

In a message to his fans on Twitter, Wallace showed his positivity towards the new year. He also sent out a motivational message, emphasizing the importance of ‘seizing an opportunity.’

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“Happy New Year! New chapter begins for all of us, it’s up to you to capitalize and seize the opportunity! Let’s go to work,” Wallace’s message read.

Bubba Wallace shows his excitement ahead of the 2021 season

The message also shows his motivation towards making the most of his new opportunity with 23XI Racing in the 2021 season. Wallace knows this is the biggest chance of his career so far, and a lot of focus will be on his performances with the new team.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JULY 05: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet, stands by his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Wallace is yet to win a Cup Series race and many believe in his abilities to potentially get to Victory Lane in 2021, despite racing for a new team altogether.

With the backing of Denny Hamlin, Michael Jordan, and a team like Joe Gibbs Racing along with manufacturer Toyota, Wallace has a decent amount of backing to make it happen.

Driving the iconic no. 43 car at Richard Petty Motorsports, Wallace outperformed his equipment consistently. With better resources at 23XI Racing, the youngster will soon be expected to perform consistently and challenge the top drivers.

How Denny Hamlin will help Wallace

Hamlin also recently explained how he will guide Wallace through the process.

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SPARTA, KENTUCKY – JULY 12: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, races Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, during the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

“For me, it’s going to be really spending time with Bubba about managing the races and figuring out. ‘Okay, what do I have today?’ I know where my car’s at, now I know where my car is, set my expectations for the race,” Hamlin said.

Wallace certainly seems ‘ready to roll’ through his New Year’s message. 2021 is a wonderful chance for him to not only learn from Hamlin but also through one of the greatest sportsmen ever, in Jordan.

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Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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