Bubba Wallace Reveals the “Tom Brady in NASCAR”

Published 05/09/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

One of the most well-known names in NASCAR right now is the 23XI driver, Bubba Wallace. And, it’s not only about his work off the track in promoting equality and acceptance of all cultures in NASCAR, but also his pace. However, being well known doesn’t mean people only see him in a positive light. In fact, Bubba Wallace is arguably one of the most controversial figures in NASCAR right now.

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 26: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #18 Dr. Pepper Toyota, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of The Americas on March 26, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

However, Bubba Wallace is still a NASCAR Cup Series driver and one who has been very fast this season. Unfortunately, he has no wins this season. And being 21st in the Cup Series standings, he is out of the playoffs, for now.

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However, just like other drivers, Wallace was also inspired by many other drivers. And he goes on to talk about his favorite NASCAR drivers.

Bubba Wallace Reveals His Favorite Drivers in NASCAR

I AM ATHLETE is one of the most popular YouTube channels when it comes to sports. And, in a recent interview with the channel that called him “The Tiger Woods of NASCAR”, he shared the names of his favorite drivers in the series!

Wallace was asked, “Who’s that Tom Brady in NASCAR”. Essentially, asking him who, according to him (Bubba Wallace) revolutionized the sport of NASCAR. To which, he started off with the top 3 greats of the sport, as he said, “Obviously, you gotta put the greats in there, Richard Petty, 7-time, Jimmie Johnson, a recent 7-time who retired last year, and Dale Earnhardt.”

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Although, he clarified that it’s not his top-3 in order. Then, he talked about his top picks out of the current picks, to which he said, “Now, in this day and age, in no particular order, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Denny Hamlin. And, not because he’s my boss”

Finally, it’s great how Bubba Wallace can talk about the people who inspired him. Wallace certainly had some great picks and chose the drivers that we could say, have shaped NASCAR into what it is now.

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However, will Bubba Wallace make it to one of the great drivers in NASCAR? Does he have what Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Denny Hamlin do? Only time can tell.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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