“Stinks in NASCAR” – Michael Jordan’s New Recruit & Bubba Wallace’s Teammate is Named “Danica Pastrana” By Fans

Published 01/19/2023, 5:30 AM EST
NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 25: Michael Jordan, co-owner of 23xi racing and NBA legend greets Bubba Wallace (#23 23XI Racing Root Insurance Toyota) on pit road during qualfying for the 2nd annual Ally 400 on June 25, 2022 at Nashville SuperSpeedway in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Racing is one of the most hazardous professions a person can pursue. Despite those dangers, people continue to make racing their first choice. In fact, it’s the danger that attracts people. Take Travis Pastrana, for instance. One of the greatest motocross drivers in history has now decided to join NASCAR.

Pastrana is not new to racing. He made his name and fame racing in rally motocross, and other unbelievable stunts. Moreover, he has been part of NASCAR earlier.

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From competing in the Truck Series to making the promotion to the Xfinity Series – he has done all that. But the Cup Series is a different beast. But taking part in the Cup Series has been a dream for Pastrana for a long time. After rumors of his joining 23XI Racing went on for a long time, the driver finally confirmed it.

ESPN reported Pastrana’s open-field entry to the Daytona 500 in a 23XI car sponsored by Black Rifle Coffee. “As my career gets further to the end, I just really, really, really want to be able to line up one day at the Daytona 500. It’s the biggest race in the world as far as my family is concerned,” he said.

It’s a great opportunity for Pastrana to pursue his dream. Obviously, since it’s an open-field entry, it is not going to be easy, but he’ll take it.

NASCAR isn’t too impressed by Travis Pastrana

Pastrana might have been ecstatic to finalize his chance to race in Daytona. After all, it’s a chance that not too many get. Especially the chance to partner with Bubba Wallace, and learn from Michael Jordan. But fans of the sport weren’t too impressed by the announcement.

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On a Facebook post by Heavy.com, fans were brutal with their comments on the move. One ‘concerned’ fan informed, “​​There is no practice before qualifying! he’s going to hop in the car and run a qualifying lap? he probably won’t even meet minimum speed”

Another deeply disgruntled fan said, “Why not Nascar has become nothing but a big circus…..just like Nitro circus….23x racing what a joke………I thought you were better than that Travis…”

Others were quick to pass judgment on how Daytona is going to be for him. “He stinks in nascar we tried this experiment with him already,” said one fan, while another said, “3 laps down at best Danica pastrana”

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Pastrana is definitely going to have a tough time making it to the main event since it’s not a chartered entry. But he will try his absolute best. Do you think he’ll do well?

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Abhay Tyagi

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Abhay Tyagi is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Although he has completed his undergrad in Law and Management, he has always been eager to venture into the exciting field of sports journalism. With a special affinity for Engineering and Speed, Abhay has always found the world of Formula 1 quite exhilarating.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare

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