The Watkins Glen race was not exactly Bubba Wallace's strongest race of the season. This great NASCAR driver had to settle for 12th place. Wallace's performance will be judged on whether he is able to fulfill the expectations of the fans and guarantee the playoffs.
The co-owner of 23XI racing, Denny Hamlin, has supported Bubba Wallace many times throughout the years and has always stood by him no matter what. In an interview with the media, Hamlin expressed optimism about the continuation of this season and the successes of Wallace in the upcoming events.
Bubba is expected to do big things this season and to make the playoffs, according to Denny. “I’m rooting for Bubba. I want him to run whatever race he needs to run to get himself in the playoffs. I think he deserves it, I think he’s been working really hard.
He’s grown up. … I’m really proud of the man he’s becoming, the competitor he’s becoming, the leader he’s becoming,” Hamlin said, as quoted by ProTalk.
Denny Hamlin on Daytona
NASCAR drivers will face their next challenge at Daytona.
As Hamlin is aware, such a race may have many negative aspects; in the forefront, many accidents are likely to occur. There is something completely different about Superspeedway now compared to what it used to be. Today, drivers are motivated in a way that has never been seen before, and many of them do not choose the means to achieve their goal.
There is no doubt that it will be the same this time as well. “Superspeedway racing is different than it used to be. We’ve talked about this a billion times. Everyone’s going to try and go right from lap one.
I do think that this is going to be a, just an absolute crash-fest. I think that the pushes are going to get too extreme,” said Hamlin.
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