NASCAR: Bubba Wallace Responds to 23XI Racing Poll About His Fire Suits

by Matthew Memrick
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Bubba Wallace weighed in an impromptu Twitter poll Wednesday. The poll is about the number of fire suits he wore this season for NASCAR races.

The 23XI Driving standout quickly responded to a team Twitter account posting with a video clip of actor Kevin Hart with the words ALL OF THEM in the frame.

Other fans chimed in that they liked his Dr. Pepper, Door Dash, and Draft King-sponsored fire suits.

The 27-year-old racer has raced consistently in the Top 20 of the NASCAR Cup standings this season. He sits 165 points out of the final playoff spot with Austin Dillon, Chris Buescher, Matt DiBenedetto, and Ross Chastain ahead of him. There are four races left before the NASCAR playoffs start at Darlington, S.C. on Sept. 5.

Team officials were happy with Wallace’s fifth-place finish at Pocono on June 27. The Sports Business Journal reported that Wallace shared that both Jordan and 23XI investor Curtis Polk were “ecstatic and pumped up.”

Wallace said Jordan, 58, also sent a text message to Wallace, where he shared the standard for his driver moving forward.

Bubba Wallace went on to talk more about the owner’s words. Jordan’s competitive nature is well documented both on and off the basketball court over the years.

“Now he expects a Top 10 every week,” Wallace said. “So now we have to put our foot down and keep digging.”

A Little Fun for Bubba Wallace

Wallace finished 26th after starting in the 18th spot at New Hampshire Speedway with his No. 23XI Racing Toyota. Unapproved adjustments bumped him to the back for Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, according to NASCAR.com.

After an early wreck and a 90-minute rain delay, Bubba Wallace and NFL New England Patriots receiver Gunner Olszewski had a little fun tossing a football with a few lucky fans.

NESN.com reported that Olszewski, who drove the pace car, tossed a football beyond the catch fence with fellow driver Corey LaJoie.

In July, Wallace teamed up with part-owner Denny Hamlin for a music video in early July. The duo appeared in the Post Malone video “Motley Crew.”

Additionally, former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and four NASCAR Racing Experience cars were also included. The video was filmed at Auto Club Speedway

According to NASCAR.com, the video storyline involves Malone racing against other stock cars and winning the race before ultimately celebrating in Victory Lane with his “Motley Crew.”

“It was a really cool experience,” Wallace said. “The whole thing came together pretty quick, but great opportunity and a lot of fun. These are the things that we need to continue to do to bring new eyes and fans to our sport. From meeting Post Malone, everyone involved, being in the video, seeing it all come together, whirlwind 24 hours, but awesome time.”

It was not the first meeting for Bubba Wallace and Post Malone, too. The two are avid gamers and teamed up with rapper Drake in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ survival game.

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