“I don’t have confidence” – Bubba Wallace calls NASCAR team Michael Jordan because he admits to having a lack of confidence in his car

Within a short period of time, 23XI Racing has established itself as a solid Cup Series team. Since its inception in 2020, the Michael Jordan-owned team has been captivating fans with its consistency and driver lineup. With that being said, all is not well in the proud Toyota camp as the team’s driver, once again Bubba Wallace fails to deliver on the hype he rides at Superspeedway.

Furthermore, despite a dream start, winning the first stage of the Ally 400 in Nashville, Tyler Reddick couldn’t hold onto it because a freak accident during a pit stop took his momentum. With Wallace crossing the 15th finish line and Reddick ending his day in 30th place, a radiant NASCAR Race Hub session revealed a frustrated Wallace venting his frustration, citing the team’s sub-par equipment.

A depressed Bubba Wallace reveals the inadequacy of 23XI Racing


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Although the Nashville super sprints started off strong for the team, they were nowhere near what the drivers expected. While Reddick lost momentum after an unfortunate slip entering the pits, losing valuable positions on the track, teammate Bubba Wallace appeared to be stalling as he struggled to find rhythm.

Despite getting the 200th home run of his career, the Alabama native quickly discovered what he was missing. At the start of the race, Wallace said:Yes sirEmbracing his true self as his observer, Freddy Kraft, lifted his spirits by saying,For the 200th time. Let’s get to work,” but the 29-year-old soon realized the substandard equipment kept coming loose, especially at the corners, prompting him to shout to his team, “I don’t have confidence coming out of a corner.”

While the relatively smaller team struggled with car set-up as Wallace himself shouted to his team, teammate Joe Gibbs Racing, partner Toyota, used the car’s dynamics to the fullest to pick second and third places respectively. Another aspect for the fan to consider was Wallace’s awful run during the qualifying session as he spun out of control, exiting the infamous Turn 4, proving his power to the driver point.

Is he the driver or is the #23 Toyota at fault here?

For one, this is a complicated question. Although the driver has been battling for a much needed win this season, recent races at Kansas and Darlington have been relatively better for Wallace considering his previous races at Circuit of the Americas, Atlanta and so on.


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Even his qualifying run at Nashville is a great example of the No. 23 Camry struggling to maintain traction, while his 23XI Racing teammate Tyler Reddick in roughly the same car earned the second-best time, behind race winner, Russ Chastain. Wallace’s qualifying run not only revealed the Toyota’s inability to handle speed out of the corners, but also underlined cornering’s poor reputation.

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Even though Wallace posted the fastest time in Group B, he posed a major threat to the Chastain era. Going into turn four, Wallace had a good pace but spun while trying to exit the corner on the final lap, eventually handing Chastain his first pole of the season.

On that note, 23XI Racing and Bubba Wallace definitely need to reconsider their strategy and the team definitely needs to realign the car.

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