NASCAR: Bubba Wallace Says to ‘Hear Me Out’ About First-Ever Formula 1 Race in Miami

by Quentin Blount

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has his own idea about how the first-ever Formula 1 race in Miami should go down.

Wallace took to social media early on Sunday morning to share his thoughts about Formula 1 heading back to Florida. Formula 1 announced on Sunday plans for the brand-new Miami Grand Prix to join the racing calendar in 2022.

It will be the first race in Florida since 1959. Although there has yet to be an exact date announced, the Formula 1 president says to expect it sometime in the second quarter of next year. And it will be held on a new layout at the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens.

But if you ask the 23XI Racing driver, he says that it could make sense for Formula 1 and NASCAR to plan their races on the same day.

“Okay hear me out @F1 and @NASCAR,” Wallace posted on Twitter. “Both races same day in Miami. F1-12:00 @ MiamiGP Cup-6:30 @ Homestead”

It’s hard to imagine that Formula 1 and NASCAR fans would be upset for double the fun. Bubba Wallace seems to think it would be a good idea.

NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Rocks New Paint Scheme in Richmond

Just a few hours after offering his thoughts on the new Formula 1 deal in Miami, Wallace hit the track at Richmond Raceway in Virginia for the Toyota Owners 400. The race began at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Ahead of the pivotal race, the 27-year-old driver took a moment to showcase his newest paint scheme on social media. He is hoping that his new get-up will help him make his way into the winner’s circle on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Wallace is no stranger to driving in style. He has always made sure to update NASCAR fans on his newest color schemes and who his primary sponsors are for each race. So far this year, he has repped color schemes for Door Dash, McDonald’s, Columbia Sportswear, and more. However, on Sunday, Wallace will be cruising in an orange and black paint job, courtesy of Root Insurance.

Bubba Wallace posted a photo of his car’s new look on Instagram. Alongside the photo he wrote, “She’s here… Excited to get this Root Insurance Team Toyota Camry on the track at Richmond Raceway.”

Despite always managing to look his best, the driver of the No. 23 Toyota Camry has not had his best season. In fact, he has yet to finish a race so far in 2021 above 16th place. And through nearly 300 laps at Richmond Raceway, Wallace is near the back in 28th place.