Bubba Wallace on his impressions after the Chicago street race

“So, I think we go into race mode, and it’s a good thing we’re not paying attention to the outside"

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Bubba Wallace on his impressions after the Chicago street race

During the Chicago Street Race event on Sunday, Bubba Wallace will start at position 14. This is a good result for Bubba Wallace, and he should be satisfied with it. Considering this was the first time all NASCAR drivers participated in a race of this type, this was a true test of their abilities.

Wallace was cautious and talked about the city aspect. He was primarily concerned about not hitting the wall, as that was his main goal. “It’s wild. It’s wild in a good way. The only thing I talked to my team about is I don’t feel – when I’m in the race car – the city aspect as much as you see it (outside the car).

For me, it’s like, OK, don’t hit that concrete wall, don’t hit that one, look at the brake markers, make sure you hit the apex of the corner,” Wallace said.

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Despite the difficulty of the challenge, they found it to be very interesting and very exciting.

The majority of the participants didn't know what to expect from this race, but in any case, they had to put all their effort into the race and try to get a good result regardless of everything that was happening. “So, I think we go into race mode, and it’s a good thing we’re not paying attention to the outside.

But yeah, I’d say bonkers is a good word (for the weekend)”. In the end, Kyle Busch also had a few things to say about the race. According to him, the race fulfilled his expectations, and he predicted what would happen.

This type of race is a perfect fit for new cars, according to Kyle Busch. “It feels OK. It feels like normal. It feels like what you’d expect. Honestly, it’s better served for this type of environment than the old car.

You saw a lot of guys wheel hopping and having issues with the Xfinity (Series) car, which are truck arm cars, and that doesn’t lend itself to very good braking opportunities getting deep into corners and not wheel hopping,” Busch said.

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