He might not be a factor in the driver’s championship but Bubba Wallace has something to say in the owner’s championship and he got Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan into the next round with his win at Kansas Speedway.
Wallace was quick all race and in the final stage, got into the lead. Wallace led the final 42 laps to become the first Black NASCAR driver to win multiple races.
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) September 11, 2022
Unlike at Talladega, where the race was rain-shortened, Wallace got his win by taking his car to the advertised end. While Wallace isn’t in the drivers championship, 23XI Racing put him in the owner’s championship due to Kurt Busch’s ongoing concussion recovery. That wound up being a good move as Wallace is now in the Round of 12. Joining him is Christopher Bell, who is the only driver to clinch a berth into the next round via the driver’s and owner’s championship.
While there were some haters, many more people were happy for Bubba and that he got his second career win.
A very prideful Desiree Wallace (mother of @BubbaWallace) just called "The @SiriusXMNASCAR Radio Post-Race Show" and told all the Bubba Wallace haters to "kick rocks". @23XIRacing #NASCAR 🏁🪨🦶🤣 pic.twitter.com/8AmpbMAcQJ
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) September 11, 2022
— Kansas Speedway (@kansasspeedway) September 11, 2022
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) September 11, 2022
#45 Bubba Wallace pulling into Victory Lane at Kansas
The emotion is so special!!! pic.twitter.com/Z3rdki1kAu
— Colby Evans-ARCA/NASCAR S&P Cars (@StartAndParkCar) September 11, 2022
Bring it home Bubba#NASCARPlayoffs
— Ryan Vargas (@RyanVargas_23) September 11, 2022
— Rowdy (@Rowdy_70) September 11, 2022
I wonder what the Bubba Wallace haters will have to say about that drive.
Best performance of his career. Great job @BubbaWallace
— Millad Radman (@RealRadman) September 11, 2022
Bubba Wallace wins at Kansas: "Hey Freddie? WHAT THEY GOING TO SAY NOW?"
— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) September 11, 2022
What a great win for Bubba, Bootie, & 23XI!!! Anyone who’d think @dennyhamlin would let @BubbaWallace win, just doesn’t get it. Never would that happen. The 11 guys deserve everything DH has, and Denny gives it to them 100%.
— Vince Welch (@vincewelch) September 11, 2022
Bubba Wallace, baby.
Don’t spew hate. Appreciate.
— Couch Racer (@CouchRacerShop) September 11, 2022
Bubba Wallace winning in a red, white and blue car is the most American thing ever.
— Connor Ferguson (@cfchangs9) September 11, 2022
Man, how will the haters of Bubba Wallace react this. They probably will be upset #NASCAR
— Daniel Kriete (@DanielKriete4) September 11, 2022
Bubba Wallace taking trophy pictures with the dog pic.twitter.com/e8EEP5q1FL
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 11, 2022
[Photo: Davey Segal]