Bubba Wallace is working on 2018 plans – In the meantime, he’s set for a return to the NASCAR Truck Series
Bubba Wallace has had an interesting year. In June, Bubba Wallace was 4th in NASCAR Xfinity Series points. Yet, he bailed on that ride to take the role as fill-in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver for the injured Aric Almirola.
When Aric returned a few weeks ago, Bubba didn’t have a ride, anywhere. The Roush-Fenway #6 was no longer available. The team closed full-time operations of that team when Bubba took the driving role in the MENCS.
Now, he’s set to return.
Bubba Wallace announced the deal via facebook live, “I am in Mooresville, NC. A different location than I’m used to. But we’re here at MDM Motorsports. We’re going to be running the truck race this weekend. Pretty exciting news.”
“Getting back in the car. That’s the biggest thing. Been working really hard on some projects, we were able to land this one. Some great people involved.”
“Pretty pumped about this. The truck looks great. I get to get back in the Truck days. The last one was Homestead in 2014.”
Bubba Wallace won his last truck race, nearly 3 years ago. Recently, this same truck ran 2nd at Kentucky Speedway with Brandon Jones. Now, it heads to Michigan, a similar style race track. A win is very much on the table. Bubba Wallace declares, “Exact same truck. I’m getting ready to battle.”
“Michigan’s always been one of my favorite races. Just a really big speedway race. A lot of drafting, you can never really get away. So, we’ll be ready to battle there.”
Bubba Wallace ran 4 races as a fill-in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. He had a best finish of 11th. That came in his final run with Richard Petty Motorsports at Kentucky Speedway.
“I’m actually really pumped. It’s been a little bit since I’ve been in the car.” As he points to his newly established beard, “I’ve kinda let my face go a little bit. But that’s what Maestro’s does, they are gunna get me back in shape. Get me looking good at the race track.”
Coming with Bubba to Michigan is a brand new sponsor to NASCAR. Maestro’s Classic will be presented on the hood and rear quarter panels. What do they do? It’s a movement of masculinity, with a nod to love, hard work, strength and creativity. Crafting Beard Wash, Beard Butter, and other essentials.
As of now, this is just a 1 race deal with MDM Motorsports. Wallace states, “There’s a couple races open with this team. We’ve talked about some other opportunities. We’ll just have to wait on that.”
How about 2018 Bubba Wallace plans?
The newly signed MDM Motorsports driver stated, “We’re still working on 2018 plans. In the meantime, we’re filling up some opportunities. To be able to keep us on the racetrack, keep my name out there and do a ton in the sport.”