As a professional NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace is most definitely his own biggest critic. However, his fans are not shy about chiming in with their thoughts.
Bubba Wallace and the rest of the NASCAR Cup Series drivers got busy on Sunday at Kansas Speedway. However, Wallace came extremely close to getting involved in a bad accident. The star driver was able to make a recovery, though, and save himself from worse damage. After the race, his race team, 23XI Racing, took to social media to offer their thoughts on the results from the race.
“Solid run in Stage 1,” 23XI Racing wrote. “But then some unfortunate damage on the front right fender set us back and we never really recovered. Tough battle today in Kansas City.”
In the final stage of the race, Wallace got loose and made contact with the wall. As a result, he ended up causing Alex Bowman’s car to take some damage as well. And despite both drivers being able to finish the race, the incident likely caused both drivers a better placing. After starting in 13th, Wallace, the driver of the No. 23 Toyota Camry for 23XI Racing, finished in 26th place.
Meanwhile, NASCAR fans on social media did not sugar coat things for Bubba Wallace.
“I get it, it has speed,” one fan replied. “I want to see y’all do well. But this is what Denny was talking about. Seems y’all never can recover from mistakes. Take what is given to you.”
“Top 10 car, same old pain,” another follower commented. “Check up on the bottom killed the car, just wasn’t the same again.”
Others left more positive messages like, “Heads up, keep learning and racing,” and “Better luck in Darlington!”
Bubba Wallace Sports New Paint Scheme at Latest NASCAR Cup Series Race
While it is clear that both Wallace and his fans know that there is a lot of room to improve, at the very least the star driver can say that he looks good out on the track. Prior to the start of Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway, Wallace took to social media to show off his latest paint scheme.
“Worth the wait!” Wallace posted. “Welcome the @drpepper Zero Sugar scheme to the @23XIRacing fleet.”
Wallace’s No. 23 car was rocking a combination of red, black, and white — Dr. Pepper’s signature colors. The car also made sure to display a sharp Dr. Pepper logo right on the hood as well. And, of course, Wallace’s car featured other, smaller logos from his earlier sponsors in the year. Some of those include McDonald’s Root Insurance, Doodash, and Columbia Sportswear.