Bubba Wallace will participate in the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina on Sunday night, but returned earlier this weekend during the truck series race.
Wallace heard boos from the stands at the race track during driver introductions and after he finished fifth in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Tyson 250. The 23XI Racing team member was asked about the booing after the race. He seemed to shrug, saying they came every week.
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«As long as you continue to live your life judging a book by its cover, that’s what you are,» he said. «Don’t trade him for anyone else. That’s the most important thing. It’s okay.»
«I mean, I finished fifth, I got a good payday. I’m good.»
He finished seventh at Darlington last week in the truck. He hadn’t driven in the Truck Series since 2021.
Wallace currently sits 15th in the Cup Series points standings and would make the NASCAR playoffs if the season ended on Sunday. He has three top 5 finishes and four top 10 finishes this season. He has led a total of 53 laps. He hasn’t won a race since the 2022 Hollywood Casino 400 in Kansas.
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He’ll be looking to win a bigger payday in the Race to the Stars. The winner of the race will receive one million dollars.
It marks the first time the Cup Series has run at North Wilkesboro since 1996. The track was replaced on the NASCAR schedule. Wallace is set to start 10th in the All-Star Race.
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Last year’s All-Star race was at Texas Motor Speedway. Ryan Blaney won.