Look, Bubba Wallace just had the biggest race of his career, taking the win at Talladega. But, he still needs his dog by his side. Asher the Aussiedoodle got to join his dad up on stage for victory lane photos.
As the winner of the YellaWood 500 at Talladega, Wallace has a lot to be happy about. With unrelenting weather in the area, this race was cut short, but Wallace smartly raced to put himself in front when it all came to a screeching halt. So, now he gets to celebrate however he sees fit.
A man and his dog, a bond unbreakable. This was a wild race. With the postponement yesterday to today, officials were determined to have this race. They did. However, the rain did not play nice. One stage went by without much issue, the second stage did not.
There was a sprinkle that eventually turned into a downpour at the Super Speedway. When it comes to races like that, drivers have to get smart. It is on their team to let them know what the strategy needs to be. Wallace got himself in position, and before things got real bad, moved into the first position.
After almost an hour delay, the race was called and Bubba Wallace was declared the winner. This is a big moment for the No.23 driver. This marks his first Cup Series win, first win at Talladega, he also becomes just the second Black driver to win a race in NASCAR’s top series.
Now, show that dog some love.
Reactions To Bubba Wallace Winning Talladega
There have been a number of reactions to Bubba Wallace’s first win. He race strong in those two stages and ended up being rewarded for it with the win. Talk rain all you want, but just about every great driver has a rain win or two under their belt.
One of the many people that reacted to the win, Denny Hamlin. The fellow NASCAR driver is also a team owner for 23XI. The co-owner with Michael Jordan had great words to say about his driver.
“It’s way more emotional because I know how difficult it is and these guys have worked so hard over the last ten months to put this team together. It’s been a lot of hours putting this all together and it’s great to see the results from all the hard work from these team guys.”
Hamlin has already solidified his spot in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. When interviewers asked Wallace about what he thinks about the historical implications of his win, the driver was emotional.
“Yeah, I never think about those things and when you say it like that, it obviously brings a lot of emotion, a lot of joy to my family, fans, friends,” he said choking up a bit. “It’s pretty damn cool, so just proud to be a winner in the Cup Series.”