NASCAR: Bubba Wallace Has His Copilot Ready for Bristol iRacing Dirt Race

by Quentin Blount

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has his copilot right by his side for tonight’s Bristol iRacing Dirt Race on Fox Sports 1.

The NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is officially underway for its second season. This year will feature 10 just-for-fun races in total, featuring some of the sport’s biggest stars.

Wallace and his fellow NASCAR drivers are kicking off this season with a brand-new event — the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track. The virtual exhibition race comes just four days before Wallace and the rest of the NASCAR Cup Series drivers compete in the first-ever Bristol Dirt Race.

And while Bubba Wallace is always at home behind the wheel, he looks even more at home in his latest picture. He took to social media on Wednesday to show his iRacing rig along with his copilot. That, of course, would be his adorable dog.

“Copilot, check,” Wallace wrote alongside a photo of him and his dog behind the wheel.

The virtual racing series has been a big hit with NASCAR fans dating back to last year. It was created after the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. Seven virtual races were held between March and May of 2020 before NASCAR drivers returned to the track.

Now, the iRacing Pro Invitational Series is returning for 2021. And as a result, it will offer fans inside looks at new stops on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit this year.

Bubba Wallace Announces Return to Truck Series

Everyone knows Bubba Wallace mostly for his ability behind the wheel of a stock car. However, he officially announced that he will be returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last week.

Wallace does have previous experience as a development driver in the Camping World Truck Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. The now driver of the No. 23 Toyota Camry once drove the No. 54 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

This time around, Wallace took to his official Twitter page to announce that he will be driving the No. 11 Toyota Tundra for Spencer Davis Motorsport. Columbia Sportswear will be his main sponsor.

“I’m pumped to get to Bristol and run on the dirt in the No. 11 Tundra. This is a race I’ve had circled on my calendar for the Cup race, so to be able to add the Truck race and have Columbia come on board just adds to the excitement for that week,” Wallace said, according to Motorsport. “I have the one win in the Truck Series at Eldora and it was a lot of fun. I may need to pull some notes from that race to prepare, but I’m just really looking forward to getting back in a Tundra and starting the Bristol weekend with a win.”

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