Kyle Busch and Bubba Wallace Applaud NFL Superstar Alvin Kamara for His NASCAR Involvement

Published 02/20/2021, 9:10 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 06: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, walks on pit road during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)


A few days ago, news broke that NFL star Alvin Kamara was going to sponsor a NASCAR team. Needless to say, many in the NASCAR community are excited about his involvement. In the wake of the announcement, Bubba Wallace and Kyle Busch applauded Kamara’s efforts to bridge the two different sports.

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Busch tweeted, “Thank you Alvin Kamara for taking such an interest in NASCAR. It’s awesome to have your enthusiasm of our sport around your friends/locker room guys too! Like me, I’m a huge fan of the NFL/players that make the game what it is.”

Thank you @A_kamara6 for taking such an interest in NASCAR. It’s awesome to have your enthusiasm of our sport around your friends/locker room guys too! Like me, I’m a huge fan of the NFL/players that make the game what it is. 👊🏻 https://t.co/LvKzZc9lr6

— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) February 19, 2021

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All about the exposure and experience..tell your friends, family and whoever to get out and join us!

Good work homie @A_kamara6 https://t.co/t1JBnRE3i9

— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) February 19, 2021

Apparently, Kamara is so passionate that he offered to bring his teammates to the races. It is also worth noting that driver Ryan Vargas took to social media after problems emerged surrounding his sponsorship. Almost instantly, Kamara swooped in with his juice bar chain, The Big Squeezy, to help out.

Kyle Busch and the NASCAR community are thrilled at the news

Obviously, Kyle Busch and Bubba Wallace are among the many who are happy about the exposure. The sport is readily gaining a lot of attention in the United States. NBA legend Michael Jordan set the ball rolling when he partnered with Denny Hamlin to set up the 23XI Racing team. In addition to that, he even recruited Bubba Wallace to drive the #23 car for the 2021 Cup Series season.

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Sep 27, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) breaks past Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos (31) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (35) during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Later on, American rapper Pitbull joined the cause in the NASCAR Cup Series. He became the co-owner of the Team Trackhouse Racing team with Daniel Suarez in the car.

Kamara’s presence will only serve to boost NASCAR’s popularity even higher. As a top NFL star, he has a fair amount of influence among his teammates and friends. In addition to that, he can also bring in a whole new fanbase into the stock car racing scene.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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