Tyler Reddick Admits Him and Bubba Wallace Aren’t “Comfortable” as They Get $14.11 Billion Giant Onboard for New Hampshire

Published 07/16/2023, 12:27 PM EDT

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Sponsors keep the motor running. The sponsors seed big money, and the more the amount of green, the faster your car is. In only its second year of racing, 23XI Racing is ready to paint the town red as it buckled a mega sponsorship deal. For a deal that was signed back in May 2021, both Tyler Reddick and Bubba Wallace will be sporting the new sponsor’s colors and logos on their suits as well as cars in New Hampshire.

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Tyler Reddick managed to qualify in a strong 6th position for Sunday’s race while Bubba Wallace also managed to qualify in the top-10 in P8. After the qualifying, the former took to Twitter to share his mixed feelings about the new #45 car.

Tyler Reddick admitted the new DraftKings Network Toyota Camry TRD is “sketchy to drive”

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After the qualifying session in New Hampshire, Tyler Reddick was quick to acknowledge that the car has got the pace. Although he maintained that the car is tricky to drive, he thought that the team can score big if they get comfortable with the new car.

“Well, today was a handful, our DraftKings Network Toyota Camry TRD was really really sketchy to drive, but it’s got good pace, and practice went alright. Except the car is driving good, I just gotta get comfortable with it.

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“We had a really good qualifying outing. Ended up P6 for tomorrow’s race, which is a very good spot considering how I felt throughout the day.”

Ahead of the race weekend, 23XI Racing posted an update on the official Twitter handle, showcasing the new outfits for the #45 and #23 cars.

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With Tyler Reddick confirming that the car has got good pace, will Bubba Wallace be able to convert a good qualifying position into a good race result?

Bubba Wallace aims to follow his teammate Reddick and clinch his place in the Playoffs

Tyler Reddick has already secured his place in the playoffs thanks to his victory earlier this season at The Circuit of The Americas. While Bubba Wallace is hanging on at P17, both Bubba and Reddick reflected on their performance this season during the interviews on Saturday after qualifying.

“This week was a big reflection moment for everybody on the 23 team on how we need to execute better,” said Bubba Wallace. “Mistakes at this point in the season, there’s really no excuse for it, whether it’s my fault on track or the crew’s fault in preparation. We just have to be better as a team moving forward to even think about the playoffs.

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“Seven races left (until the playoffs), we have the chance to do something great,” he continued.

Tyler also shared his opinion on what’s been plaguing the team this season. “We’ve just got to clean up the little details,” he said. “That’s been our biggest fight all year. We’re not making the same mistake twice, but certainly, we’ve had a lot of mistakes that just keep happening. We’ve got to get that out of our system. We’ve got to get back to having some races that go cleanly.”

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Neither of the 23XI Racing’s drivers has been able to finish inside the top 15 in the last 5 races. Do you think the new outfit for 23XI Racing will turn things around for them?

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Veerendra Vikram Singh

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Veerendra Vikram Singh is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With a natural affinity for motorsports, he brings a unique perspective to his coverage of everything NASCAR. His love for sports extends way beyond NASCAR, encompassing Formula 1 and MotoGP and a few other motorsports as well.
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