The 27-year-old driver is set to drive a full race for 23XI Racing for the first time on Sunday. The Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin-led team is entering their first year of competition, with Wallace as their marquee driver.
With Duel 2 taking place Thursday night and the 500 coming up on Sunday, Wallace is getting himself and his fans hyped. The new video seemingly features Wallace during practice sessions on Wednesday. Wallace reportedly posted the fastest time among the drivers, clocking in at 45.057 seconds and 199.747 miles per hour.
Breaking Down New Bubba Wallace Video
The video is fairly straightforward, with a muted noise of “chaos” slowly getting louder as Wallace looks around. But just as it gets to its loudest peak, Wallace stares into the camera and fades back away.
After, the Daytona 500 logo fades into frame. It’s clear that Wallace is focused up and has his eyes on starting strong with 23XI Racing.
For Bubba Wallace, who is yet to win a Cup Series race in his career, getting off the mark at the Daytona 500 would be a dream scenario. However, turning a dream into a reality will be a mighty challenge for the Mobile, Alabama native.
Results from the Busch Clash
This is, primarily, due to the way the Busch Clash finished on Tuesday night. With Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney in a tight race on the final lap, the two reported friends were in a high-tension finish.
On one tight turn on Daytona’s Road Course, Elliott clipped Blaney, causing him to spin 180-degrees. This all but killed Blaney’s chances, but it also killed Elliott’s.
Kyle Busch was lurking behind the two drivers, and after the two collided, was able to overtake Elliott. In what was basically a straight-shot stretch the rest of the way, Busch easily took the victory.
Afterwards, Busch explained his logic coming into the final sequence. The longtime NASCAR star said that the best part of racing is the quickness in which things can change.
“I didn’t know how it was going to play out or what was going to happen there, but I saw those guys go in there two-wide and I was like, I don’t know if they’re going to come out two-wide. Certainly, it was a tough battle between those two. They were really good.
“The 9 (Chase Elliott) was fast, I don’t know if he was the class of the field, but the 12 (Ryan Blaney) was definitely just fast and made aggressive moves and was doing a good job all night getting himself back up to the front each time. Those two coulda, shoulda, woulda been the two to race it out for the win and maybe the 19 (Martin Truex Jr.). Just interesting how that plays out sometimes and what dynamic will push you into victory lane.”