For the 2021 season, Bubba Wallace is set to join the Michael Jordan co-owned, 23XI Racing. This will effectively end a four-year partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports.
In light of this, the African-American driver paid tribute to the team after the season finale and thanked them for four years together.
He admitted that it was a great way to end the season with a 15th place finish with RPM. According to the 27-year-old, it was a great way to kick-start the off-season. This result was also a great way to continue building the momentum into the 2021 season.
Bubba Wallace said, “It’s been a great year, three years. It’s crazy that it’s already been three years.
“Thank you to Richard ‘The King’, thank you to Dale, everyone who took me under their wing. To believe in a kid like me, to pilot the race car, the iconic #43. I don’t know what to say other than thank you.”
The 27-year-old acknowledged the sponsors’ influence for helping him get to the racetrack every time and still be competitive. He insisted that he could not thank everybody enough for giving him the opportunity. Lastly, he thanked all the fans for their dogged support throughout the four years.
Now, he is ready to start a new chapter in his career with 23XI Racing. However, Bubba Wallace knows that it is difficult to move on from all the relationships that he has established at RPM. The #43 driver insisted that he loves the family-oriented team ‘to death’. In addition to that, he was truly honored to drive their race car, particularly such an iconic car.
On a parting note, he admitted that there were tough days in the office, but the good days balanced that out. Bubba Wallace also revealed that he was told that even when the family moved out of the house, they were still family.