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After a horrible first half to the season thanks to factors like bad luck, poor pit road incidents, and more, Bubba Wallace and 23XI Racing in general, made somewhat of a recovery in the last few months. However, it seems now, that Michael Jordan’s NASCAR team is once again falling down on their luck.

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For the past two weeks, Wallace’s #45 has suffered through some mechanical problems along with his current teammate, Ty Gibbs also facing some issues of his own, albeit some were self-inflicted.

Regardless, 23XI Racing headed into Talladega, and even before the race started, they announced some bad news.

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“Bubba Wallace team changing an engine and will go to the rear but it was not an engine issue per se as much as an overheating issue … Ty Gibbs had an oil leak that was repaired and will go to the rear,” journalist Bob Pockrass reported.

This led to a lot of criticism from NASCAR fans. Most of them argued how Wallace, who is looked as the star driver in the Jordan-Hamlin project, would ever be able to reach his potential if he has such equipment.

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The strange admission Bubba Wallace once made about driving for Michael Jordan

It’d be very tough to find someone who doesn’t get star-struck by Michael Jordan, but his NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace, recently admitted in an interview that he, for one, doesn’t.

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Wallace described how cool it is to be part of MJ’s team and to be “under his wing.” The #23 driver revealed that he enjoys every conversation and every interaction he has with Jordan.

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Aug 21, 2022; Watkins Glen, New York, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace interacts with the fans prior to the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

“I rarely ever get starstruck… I don’t know if I ever really have. And to me, MJ’s just another guy that is passionate about what he likes to do, and is competitive and we share a lot of the same core values,” Wallace said.

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“So, it’s really cool.”



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