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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Top Dog of the Ring in Atlanta

The Setting

Atlanta Motor Speedway has become iconic in its own way. No, it doesn’t hold the prestige of a Daytona 500. It doesn’t test the same amount of endurance as the Coca-Cola 600 does. Kissing the bricks is not seen there. And it doesn’t serve hot dogs as good as Martinsville Speedway’s. The place known as the “fastest track in the south” is unique in its own way. The track has not seen a repave since 1997 and is one of the highest-banked tracks on the circuit. For drivers like this week’s top underdog, Bubba Wallace, it presents the challenge they crave to show off their skills.

Last week, Atlanta announced it would undergo a repave and renovation of its configuration. Many drivers have voiced their opinion, with several criticizing the move. However, the argument for a repave was strengthened when a large chunk of the asphalt came off the track in the final stage.

While opinions are mixed throughout the garage, it was the end of an era on Sunday, July 11 in the Quaker State 400. At the same time, it was a renewal of excitement for Georgia race fans as Atlanta hosted its second Cup race in a season for the first time in a decade. And once again, the slick, rough track proved its character that nearly everyone will remember its current form for.

Top Dog: Bubba Wallace

Bubba Wallace’s 2021 season perfectly defines a roller coaster year. While he has only recorded one top 10, Wallace has shown speed at times this year. Execution and late-race decisions have plagued the team, whether it’s on Wallace, the crew or another driver’s mess. Entering Atlanta, the No. 23 DoorDash team sought to improve on a 16th-place finish in the first Atlanta race in March, and that’s exactly what happened.

After starting from the 24th position, Wallace was able to enter the top 20 early on. As he searched for grip, he got mired in mid-pack and capped off stage one in 20th. A strong stop during the stage break put Wallace in 14th for the start of stage two. The Mobile, Ala. driver was able to get inside the top 10 for a bit before settling in 13th at the stage end.

Wallace remained between 12th and 15th during the final stage before crossing the stripe in 14th. It was Wallace’s sixth top 15 of the year and fifth in the last seven races.

Finishes like these continue to be the benchmark for 23XI, and while it’s obvious the organization would prefer being in victory lane, expectations have to be tempered. Settling into a groove and meeting goals each week is certainly the prize the team can focus on for the time being.

Wallace is certainly in a must-win scenario for the five remaining regular season races if he’s going to make the playoffs. But sitting 20th in the standings is not something to hang their head about. For a team many were questioning whether it would get a top 15 two months ago, the steady improvement is starting to show. Discipline and execution must be on hand the rest of 2021.

Diving Deeper

Corey LaJoie continues to be a consistent presence inside the top 25. While that may not seem that impressive, it is for a team who considered a top 30 a win the past couple of seasons. Lajoie earned a 22nd-place result on the day, his third straight top 25. It was also his seventh in the last eight races, broken up only by a 36th-place run at Pocono Raceway. The consistency is there for the team to take the next step with the ushering in of the Next Gen car. It’s also an improvement on a 29th-place showing at Atlanta in March.

Up-and-down may be an understatement if you ask Erik Jones about his season. After breaking into the top 20 for the first time in three starts at Road America, the lack of equipment strength was on display at Atlanta. Jones was not a mainstay in the top 20, and it resulted in a 24th-place finish. It has been stated before that Richard Petty Motorsports was going to be under a microscope this season, despite Wallace’s departure. After grabbing one of the top free agents in the 2020 class, RPM continues to face the same struggles that have plagued it for years.

While Ryan Preece’s 25th-place finish won’t be what he was looking for, it may have overlooked what almost was. Nearing the halfway point of the 260-lap race, drivers began the green flag pit stop cycle. Aric Almirola and Preece stayed out as long as possible, as weather was in the area. The downpour never came, and the pair was forced to pit. Still, it was a moment that will be overlooked, but nearly changed the whole complexion of the season for bubble teams and Preece.

Even before Kurt Busch won at Atlanta to give Tyler Reddick a stranglehold on the playoff field, Daniel Suarez’s hopes had already taken a hit. After a restart for the competition caution on lap 25, Suarez was on the outside of Cody Ware, Anthony Alfredo and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. coming off of turn 2. Ware slid up the track, tagging Stenhouse, who got into Suarez’s No. 99 Good Sam Chevrolet. Suarez slid down the track, and despite a valiant attempt to save it, made contact with the inside wall with the rear of his car. The crash relegated Suarez to a 37th-place result, dropping him to 22nd in points. Like many bubble teams now, Suarez is in a must-win situation going forward.

Other Dogs

It was a strong day for Our Motorsports in Saturday’s Xfinity race in Atlanta. In his first Xfinity race since Charlotte in May, Ty Dillon powered his No. 23 Chevrolet to a fifth-place result. That is Dillon’s best finish in six series starts, even besting the results he accumulated in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Toyota.

For his teammate Brett Moffitt, it was a nearly an upset that would shake the playoff picture. Late in the race, Moffitt pitted for four tires and restarted in the fourth position with six laps remaining. A chaotic restart that saw Kyle Busch turn teammate Daniel Hemric put Moffitt on the front row for the final restart. Moffitt was unable to power past Busch but still earned a strong sixth-place finish.

Speaking of points, Jeremy Clements was able to make up for the points he lost at Road America. Entering only 33 markers above Brandon Brown, Clements ran a strong race, staying inside the top 10 or 15 for most of the race. He too benefited from the late-race mess, earning him an eighth-place run to add to his career year. Clements moved past Riley Herbst in the standings and now sits 56 points ahead of Brown. Despite being involved in a late-race crash and finishing 31st, Brown only sits two points behind Herbst for the final playoff spot.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made history on Friday, July 9 by running at the famed Knoxville Raceway. The second race on dirt this season for the series was an eventful one, ending with one underdog earning his first top 10 of the season. Danny Bohn had a 10th-place showing, easily besting his season-high result of 17th.

Small Team Scheme of the Week

Lajoie carried a special paint scheme on his No. 7 Peacock Chevrolet this week. Lajoie’s car promoted the new movie The Boss Baby: Family Business. And family business was taken into account by Lajoie this week.

What to Expect Next

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return on August 7 at Watkins Glen, while both the Cup and Xfinity series head to New England to vie for the lobster at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Preece led the underdogs a year ago, finishing in 16th. The Xfinity playoff battle will be compelling to tune into once again, as Brown looks to pull off a massive upset by besting Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 98 car with Herbst.

What They’re Saying

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Echo

Bubba is essentially a 5th Gibbs car according to Denny Hamlin. So take a look at the 17 cars behind bubba in the standings. Still think the same way ! If bubba just drives, then any of the 19 cars ahead of him have mechanical failures, accidents, etc, push bubba up the ladder and his finish looks good.

Me

Bubba sucks

jobe

If you had actually paid attention during the race, you would have seen that Bubba was keeping up quite well with some of the most accomplished drivers in NASCAR, including all 4 of the HMS drivers, plus Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Keselowski and Logano. He didn’t rely on mechanical failures or wrecks to finish where he did.

Lou

Your spot on echo. He can’t hang with the real pros and it shows. For gods sake they treat any of his finishes of 15 or better yet 20th like a victory,and we know why. He’ll be damm lucky if he ever wins a cup race, a championship or most popular anything. He’s just in the way. The truck series needs rookie talent.

jobe

Half the field in Cup would be damn lucky to ever win a Cup race. 3/4 of the field will never come close to a championship. 98% of the Cup field will never win a most popular award.

So, what exactly is your point?

Last edited 22 days ago by jobe
Dan

Bubba is “meh”

Dan

Maybe the point is, Micheal and Denny are proven winners…. Bubba is meh

Racer x

Point is put me in coach. I can do better than bubba. He is a joke/field filler. We all know why and how he got that job. But won’t have it long. Good luck

Last edited 20 days ago by Racer x
Bill B

You guys are both right and that’s why he’s being written about in the “Underdog” article and not the “Thinkin’ Out Loud” article.
I am not a fan either but give him some credit for being the best of the underdogs.

David Edwards

The truth is hat he was the one hired to drive the car, nobody forced them to do it. At some point they will decide who will drive next year, and that will be there call. A lot more important things to be thought about.

DoninAjax

He brings in the most $$$$$$$ to help with the ROI, like Danica. When the reservoir dries up he’ll be gone and hopefully his replacement can drive.

David Russell Edwards

The only thing I would add to that is on what conditions did Michael Jordon agree to invest his money?
But I think we have seen many times in the last few years that when a driver can no longer bring in what the team believes to be adequate funding hes gone.
The way of the racing world these days.

Jon kramer

Just ask him.. he’ll tell you how his being discriminated against….

Echo

I didn’t realize a Joe Gibbs team would be considered an underdog even if it’s a startup team, with a 4th year driver and top notch equipment. I was under the impression that an underdog team was one that was operating on a shoestring budget, driving cast aside cars and struggling to even make it to the race each weekend. Guess I had it all wrong.

Bill B

Good point but you could also consider anyone that has trouble breaking the top 20 every week an underdog. Regardless of other factors. I remember having this discussion when Truex was driving for FRR (also under the JGR umbrella) before he turned the corner and was a weekly contender. During the transition from back-marker to top 15 contender there was a debate as top whether or not he should be included in the weekly underdog article. And Bubba hasn’t even made that transition yet so it’s much easier to include him as an underdog.
Guess it all depends on where you want to draw the line.

Last edited 22 days ago by Bill B
Carl D.

DiBenedetto is another example of a driver from a satellite team that isn’t as competitive as the top drivers, In all honesty, most of these drivers are hoping to be the blind squirrel that somehow finds the acorn. That’s a game of chance and luck. Regardless, you can’t blame Wallace for doing what most of us would do. He’s just trying to make the most of an opportunity given to him. He’ll either prove himself or flame out. We’ll see.

Racer x

Look at the driver He is a field filler

jobe

Like you?

JER

Top Dog in the Underdog House? FS writers are drooling to promote this guy. The #23 is far superior equipment to the #43 yet the results are about the same. BW has shown us lots of attitude but we are waiting on talent. I’m surprised MJ arguably the GOAT of his sport would attach his name to such an under performer.

David Russell Edwards

And the question is, how much longer will the 43 be around without a major upgrade which will require huge amounts of cash.

Me

Pay a good driver

Racer x

AMEN TO THAT

jobe

Bubba will have a ride as long as he brings in sponsorships. That’s the main reason most drivers have rides. Bubba is hardly alone in that group. That’s why there is a press release every time a new sponsor is signed for any car. Anybody notice the Ashoc black and red car?

Me

No top 10s… No sponsor

Racer x

NO

jobe

Of course not. You don’t even watch the races.

Rick

Jeez, easier fellas… its a new team with high expectations and now their begining to gel. They could easily have another 60+ points on the table as the car at times has shown top 10 speed,… Daytona international for instance where he was 7th 1st stage, 3rd 2nd stage and was taken out in someones else accident…Bristol dirt, 7th both stages, then got clipped….and there’s be more mishaps but hey

He’s now in consistent, good equipment for the 1st TIME driving, around well practiced drivers who have had good equipment for years, dont hang him just yet…. oh wait

Me

He will never be a top 10 driver in cup

Dan

He did finish in the top 10…

In one race..
His 15 minutes is over

Lou

First off I think the sponsors on Wallace’s ride are largely do to king jordon and Hamlin. He sure didn’t bring none to petty for 3years. Furthermore I think Tyler reddick,Christopher bell,and Matt dibenedetto which are not yet in the top tear class but race better than Wallace they could at this time be in the underdog class. All 3 finished ahead of jaws2.0 Wallace so why is he getting all the headlines. It’s because their trying to promote blackness. Jordon may keep him next year but if he does he has lied about liking winners.

jobe

First of all, the man’s name is Michael Jordan. It’s purely disrespectful for you to consistently misspell it. Second, he has been the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets for 10 years and they have been a mid-pack team that entire time. Nobody gets into sports ownership with the belief that they are going to be an instant winner or even make money at it. In the case of Jordan’s NASCAR team, I doubt Jordan would even have considered investing in it if not for Wallace.

You can criticize Wallace as a driver, but he has brought sponsorship and interest to the sport, which Reddick, Bell and DiBenedetto have not.

The racism in this group is mind-boggling!

Last edited 22 days ago by jobe
Bill B

Once again you ASSuME that anyone having a negative opinion of Bubba, the only black driver in the field, must be attributable to racism but you get quite defensive if someone makes the same assumption about your dislike of Larson, the only Asian driver in the field. I’m not saying you are or you aren’t but if you can make that assumption then so can everyone else.
BTW I said nothing derogatory about Bubba other than he was an underdog.

Last edited 22 days ago by Bill B
jobe

I was replying to Lou, not you. I don’t include you among those who are constantly referring to Bubba’s skin color. As for me, I also happen to like the only Lebanese-American in the field.

Bill B

So what if you like the only Lebanese driver, for all we know you may be Lebanese which wouldn’t prove anything about your motives for your dislike of Larson. Unless someone says something blatantly racist then you shouldn’t be calling them a racist. Just being critical of someone who happens to be (pick a color) doesn’t prove racism.

jobe

You seriously believe all the folks here trashing Bubba are doing it because he’s not as good as Larson, Harvick, Hamlin, the Busch brothers or Logano? There are plenty of drivers who got their rides either because they brought money or sponsorship or family names to the table, and although they may get criticized occasionally, it’s nothing compared to the blatant hatred expressed for the one Black driver every single time his name is mentioned in an article.

As for my heritage, I am Polish-Slovenian-American, so go ahead and make some jokes at my expense. I didn’t even cheer for the two Polish-American Cup champions.

Last edited 21 days ago by jobe
Bill B

Well I’m Polish and Italian and I laugh at P and I jokes. Who gives a flip? You will not get under my skin by making jokes about my ancestry. I care not.
As for people that express dislike for the one black driver they may be racist and they may not. Unless they say something blatantly racist we’ll never know. Just like people that express hatred at the one Asian driver. Sometimes you express that hatred even when Larson isn’t mentioned in the article. If you can jump to the conclusion about those dissing Bubba why do you cry foul when someone jumps to the same conclusion about you dissing Larson?

jobe

I would say when a person uses the word “black” in describing the driver, his team owner, or his fan base, that is a pretty good indicator that race is part of the issue. Furthermore, it is disingenuous to compare Wallace and Larson, since Larson has become a symbol to many who believe he was “victimized” by BLM or “cancel culture” last season. I guess that for many NASCAR fans who hate Toyota because of anti-Japanese prejudice, Larson is still the lesser of two evils in their minds.

And after all, many NASCAR fans are still upset about the sport banning their beloved Confederate Flag. One is known by the company one keeps.

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Bill B

Once again, if someone uses the word black to describe him or his team owner it may or may not be racist. It is an accurate description so it really depends on what follows or precedes it.

jobe

Again, you are being disingenuous.

As Merriam-Webster states, “A disingenuous remark might contain some superficial truth, but it is delivered with the intent to deceive or to serve some hidden purpose.”

If you are to be believed, the folks commenting on this article are merely concerned about the safety of Michael Jordan’s investment. Of course, nobody believes that is the motivation, including you.

Your deception in the effort to discredit me is blatantly obvious.

Bill B

My only purpose is to try to get through to you that you can’t have it both ways. You can’t call people racist if they have negative comments about Bubba and then cry foul when someone says the same thing about you when you say something negative about Larson. Why can’t you get that through your thick skull? That is my only point.

jobe

My point is that nobody here is complaining about a white driver underperforming. That is not a coincidence or some innocent mistake. The only column that can get so many negative comments is always about Bubba. Too many NASCAR fans believe that Bubba only has his ride because he is Black and resent it.

Why can’t you get that through your thick skull?

My comments about Larson do not reflect on his Asian heritage, nor do my comments about Chase Elliott reflect on his Lebanese heritage. Per your advice, I have stopped using the term “Yung Money,” which was a mistake on my part. Yet you continue to harp on that ad infinitum.

jobe

Here’s a sample of the commentary here, Bill:

Well, JOBE, I think WALL-ACE is a turd, his owner came in, ONLY to promote “black crap” into the game. So you and your “critiquing” can kiss my “colorful” ass. (Jc)

Here’s another one:

guess those people won’t be happy till they make up a black lives matter flag. They have already taken our American flag in which I fought under and kept the stars and painted the strips red, green and black,which is the black folks colors. When will this shit end. Also last year wallace under pettys 43 had the only sponsor he could get black lives matter all over the car. That disgraced nascar a lot to allow a terrorist known group of haters on the car. They burned down several cities and looted stores for free shit on behalf of a killing in Minnesota So who acts and looks like the real racist. Somebody needs to step up and knock those chips off them shoulders. Honest Abe did his part.

(Lou)

Now tell me again that this is just unbiased commentary about a driver’s ability. I’m sick of you condoning racist comments only to get back at me for criticizing your driver.

Bill B

First off, Larson is not my driver and I don’t think Bubba’s is yours but they’re the drivers that seem to be getting most of the hate (the latter primarily from you).

If you want to call out truly racists comments then feel free, I am not about to defend either of the above. But the comment that you left which started this whole exchange was “The racism in this group is mind-boggling!”, which to me read, “anyone that left a negative comment about Bubba is a racist”. Many of those negative comments did not cross the line of being racist but you decided to lump them all together. Making the assumption that if they don’t like Bubba then they must be racist. If your hate for Larson isn’t based on race, then how can you not fathom that other people could have reasons other than race as well?

OK, so you want this all to end, just call out the comments that truly cross the line. I will not defend any comment that crosses that line but Bubba is open to whatever criticism he receives as a driver. You know what will make a lot of the criticism go away? ….. winning. Once he starts to win then no one will be able to question why he is where he is.

Racer x

AMEN BROTHER. LOVE IT. BUBBA IS A JOKE/field filler

jobe

You are a joke. And your time is past. That’s what really bothers you – fear that being white won’t automatically give you advantages you didn’t earn.

If you ever were a racer, you were a failure and a field filler.

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Me

I look at all of the drivers as race car drivers. Bubba is still not cup quality..

Dan

Bubba is a “Sideshow”
Look THAT up in your Meeriam Webster…
Wtf are we debating here?

Dan

Jordan being the owner of a mid pack nba and nascar team only proves his standards of excellence have deteriorated…
He’d be better off driving the #23 car himself!

jobe

Less than one year in, and you are willing to call 23XI a failure. What first-year team has done better? Don’t try to disguise your obvious racial hatred. You want both Wallace and Jordan to fail.

Bill B

I can think of one first year team that did better. The 2001 Evernham Dodge team. They didn’t set the world on fire but Bill Elliott managed to win a race and finished 15th in points.

jobe

OK, I’ll grant you that one. And Bill passed the other Evernham driver Casey Atwood to get the win, although Atwood slipped to 3rd at the finish.

Racer x

We all know why he has a job. And it’s not talent

jobe

And if you ever had a job, we know it wasn’t because you had talent, Mr. x.

David Russell Edwards

Once again I’m curious as to what winning driver you thin would go to the 23 car? not what driver with potential, anybody could occasionally wi a race, but what proven winners.
Not a large field to pick from is there?

Bill B

It should be Hamlin. It’s his team but he doesn’t want any part of it.

jobe

There is no reason to believe that anyone other than Bubba will drive the #23 next year.

David Edwards

Hamlin is playing this game from both ends. He gets a large chunk of money from JGR, FedEx and his other sponsors while getting a cut from the 23 operation. A few years of that and life will be much sweeter than it currently is. He would be foolish to turn that down until he has to.
Nope won’t be Hamlin.

Bill B

I didn’t say it WOULD be Hamlin, I said it SHOULD be Hamlin.
He doesn’t want the dirty work of building the team he has started. He wants to have his cake and eat it too.
The question YOU asked was “what winning driver you thin would go to the 23 car” (and just to keep jo-blow happy we’ll say it’s a second team car, the 68 car) it should be Hamlin. He is a winning driver and it’s his team.

Echo

Newman would probably jump at the chance to go there next year. Kurt Busch will probably go. Why not, it’s actually a JGR race car. Top notch equipment. An improvement for either one. As for other winners willing to go to the 23. There are no proven winners available at this time.

jobe

What makes you think that Bubba is going to be replaced at all?

David Edwards

I don’t think he’s going anywhere.

Echo

The #23 team, as in 2nd car. I know there is no way bubba will be replaced. They kept Danica around as long as GoDaddy paid the bills. Same here.

jobe

Then be precise. The name of the team is 23XI. The #23 car is driven by Bubba Wallace.

And every driver is at the mercy of sponsorship money, except apparently Kyle Larson who is living off the dole and his teammates.

jobe

Thanks for proving my point about the obvious racism her.

Echo

No, look again at who is sponsoring Larson. It’s a Group of dealerships if I remember right. You sure don’t like Larson stepping in to become top dog at HMS do you.

jobe

The Fat Felon can put any spin he wants on Larson’s sponsorship issues. The fact is that Hendrick is self-sponsoring the car. I don’t like Larson being rewarded for his racist remark by getting the best ride in NASCAR.

Fortunately, JGR is catching up as the racing goes through its normal cycle. We don’t know who will be the “top dog” in racing until Phoenix. Felony Motorsports may find itself shut out.

Echo

Top dog at HMS.

jobe

So, if Larson turns out be Top Dog at HMS and someone at JGR wins the Championship, it really won’t mean a thing – except to you. You seem to have had a long-term old lady crush on the guy.

Dave

There is no way they are going to get rid of bubba it would spark instant outrage and even though hi a middle of the pack racer he will play the race card and be driving somewhere cause people wii throw money at him like the did with the fake noose story

janice

echo – funny i was thinking about newman. but not sure if they’d want an older driver in the 23.

jobe

I ask you the same thing – what makes you think anyone but Bubba will be in the #23 next year? The fact that you’d prefer it is not a factor!

DoninAjax
Dan

Anyone can win a race? Someone should let Bubba know that!

Every proven winner was just a driver with potential before they became winners…. Bubba is Bubba…

He’s just there somewhere back in the pack

Lou

First off jobe I did not misspell jordon so let’s get that shit straight. I don’t need to use his first name. So if there black we need to use there first and last name but if your Hamlin or Elliott or Larson it’s fine to just use there last name only. As for king jordons basketball team his got 5playing at once and only 1 Wallace driving. Jordon is the one that said he should get2 wins and make the playoffs too. The only thing wallace has brought to the sport is his big mouth. Like I’ve said before jordon put Wallace in the 23 car because he’s black,not talent. So if jordon keeps a below average losing driver it’s his money but the sponsors won’t stay with a looser for long. You throw the racism word around a lot so I take it your black.

Lou

Well jobe I got egg on my face. I have been spelling jordan’s name wrong. Thanks for pointing that out to me.

Chuck

Jordan will lose either way. He stated that he does not pay losers and thus far Bubba is surely not a winner. If he keeps Bubba he goes back on his statement, because elects to continue paying a loser.

Lou

Well jobe it looks like I’m not the only one to miss spell Jordan’s name. Just ask David Russell Edwards on this page.

David Edwards

I confess, I’m far from perfect. However I had no motivation other than a simple mistake.

DoninAjax
Bobabooey

Bubba cant handle speed, he falls behind all the time, easy to pass

Edward Lender

Bubba will never WIN a car race. 2 meaning go driver.

Covertkiller

He only had a job for 1 reason. 2nd rate talent at best.

Lou

Wallace sucks PERIOD!!!!!

Racer x

Bubba Wallace is kinda of o joke. At best is a field filler sooner or later his new owners will see it. They gave that guy a chance with the best stuff but he still can’t drive. Hell I maybe could do as well as him if not better on a weekly basis if I was in his quality of cars. Time to look for a above avg driver if you wanna have any chance of winning. Good luck.

robert bray

Bubba sucks no matter who he is! Denny Hamlin should have his head examined for hiring him! Put Kurt Busch in that ride and it will show you who bubbaque is!

Shane Van order

Bub never di anything in Xfinity wont do nothing in the cup if it wasn’t for petty he wouldn’t have a ride and look how he showed his thxs

Yaya

Why is there even an article about this failure of a driver who has done all he could to gain attention to himself by telling obvious lies about the sport of Nascar along with drivers and all the long time fans. He’s done more harm to this sport than he will ever do good now. Just because he told and spread the lie that some deranged racist worker or fan tied a noose, better known as a garage door pulldown to people not apt to accusing others of things for their own personal sensationalism, even though all the other garage stalls matched and the person putting it up just to hurt ole Bubba’s feeling would have had to literally have prophecy powers to see that he would have this garage half a year ahead of time at least, as picture evidence proves the homemade garage door pullers had been there at least that long.
Even when this factual evidence was revealed, not only did he not apologize, he doubled down and kept on talking. Telling more lies. Dividing more. So why would Bubba become something he’s never been from all this which is a winning driver or a talented driver or even a hint of a success of a driver? Well it won’t.
Bubba isn’t going to be a winning driver. Taking down a waving piece of cloth or both him and Nascar pretending that his lying insults of generations of families that spent money to help build Nascar, his single handedly running them off, the lowest recorded ratings ever, none of this will change Bubba’s driving. He’s still going by to lose. He still won’t place. The only thing now is that nobody will ever be allowed to address it. Not without hearing the big r word attached to their name.
Nascar and Bubba need to understand what all fans have known for years. Fans didn’t not like Bubba because of his black heritage. Fans didn’t root for him and keep him as a fave because he’s simply not a good driver. That’s not an opinion. That’s fact per his record.
Fans also didn’t fly a rebel flag to get at Bubba. No huge conspiracy there. The idea of that is just absurd.
Bubba will be a disappointment this year. The only question is what will it be blamed on this time.

Yaya

Correct. Bubba ensured his place in Nascar forever with his big lie telling stunt last year. What’s amazing is that so many think that he’s going to all of a sudden be a competitive driver against the regular placers this year. He will be just as much of a disappointment as ever. The only question is what will be to blame next time. He’s caused major division. The ratings after his doubling down on lies and innuendo even after evidence showing the noose was actually a door pull, were the lowest recorded. He did more damage to the sport single handedly than anyone else has ever come close to.
Fans didn’t not root for Bubba because of his heritage. Fans didn’t pull for Bubba because he sucks.

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