Apr 24, 2022; Talladega, Alabama, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) stands on the grid prior to the GEICO 400 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday night saw a historic finish in the NASCAR Cup Series, with Daniel Suarez taking home the checkered flag at Sonoma Raceway.

Suarez became just the fifth driver born outside of the United States to win a NASCAR Cup Series race, and the first born in Mexico.

It was a far worse day for Cup Series competitor Bubba Wallace, who had an abrupt end to his race after only ten laps when he suffered an engine failure that he and his team couldn’t recover from.

It has been the latest in a string of bad luck for Wallace, who has finished outside the top 25 in each of the last three Cup Series races.

Wallace took to social media following his short outing on Sunday, poking fun at himself and the unfortunate situation with his engine.

Many NASCAR fans thought that Wallace had the right mindset despite an obviously frustrating night, keeping it light-hearted on social media.

Wallace came out of the gates hot to start this season with a second-place finish at the Daytona 500, but he has been unable to replicate this impressive performance in the past few weeks.

He will look to get things on track later this month at the next Cup Series event Sunday,  when he heads to Nashville Superspeedway for the Ally 400.

[Bubba Wallace]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.