Bubba Wallace Attains New Personal High After the Cup Race at Pocono

Earlier at the Pocono Raceway, it was a great day in the office for 23XI Racing driver Bubba Wallace. The #23 driver finished the race in 10th place. However, he was promoted to 8th after Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch’s disqualification on technical grounds. As a result, for the first time in his NASCAR Cup Series career, he banged in consecutive Top 10 finishes.

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Last time around, he was ever so close to his second career NASCAR Cup win. This was because he finished the race at New Hampshire in a fine 3rd place. This just goes to show that Wallace has the pace to win races. Who knows, maybe he might finally go all the way this year before the regular season ends.

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What lies ahead for Bubba Wallace in the NASCAR Cup Series?

At the moment, there are five races remaining in the regular season, with two Playoff spots remaining. So, he will have to really buck up his performance if he wants to stand a chance of qualifying for the Playoffs. It is worth mentioning that the battle will be fierce, with several strong contenders, like Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, and others. The likes of Blaney and Harvick are also yet to win a race and are pretty desperate.

July 3, 2022; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) during the KWIK TRIP 250 at Road America. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Even if he does win one race, it may not be enough to guarantee his qualification. So two wins would be enough to be on the safe side, or he had better pray that there are repeat winners. Wallace must have been relieved when Chase Elliott was eventually handed the win if it wasn’t for Denny Hamlin or Kyle Busch’s disqualification. This was because the trio are repeat winners, with Elliott racking up his fourth win of the season. In other words, there are still two Playoff spots remaining with five regular season races left.

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