Bubba Wallace: “I outran KBM, with Kyle in the race.”

Darrell Wallace Jr will run for Richard Petty Motorsports in 2018

He filled in for the team over the summer months. Next year, he heads there full-time.

2017 Cup Results: 26th (Pocono), 19th (Michigan), 15th (Daytona), 11th (Kentucky)

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Do haters motivate you?

“I’m just going out there and driving race cars. As I’ve done for the last 15-16 years,” Bubba Wallace tells Dave Moody via Sirius XM Speedway.

“We’ve got some new stuff in the works. We’ve got a long way to go.”

Darrell Wallace 2018 plans
Darrell Wallace Jr

“What I see mostly is, ‘What has he done in the Xfinity Series?’ You’re right. That eats at me. Bring up somethin’ new. Trust me, I beat myself up about that every day.”

Bubba Wallace Jr ran 85 starts over 4 years in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He collected 34 top top 10 finishes. His best finish was 2nd, that came at Dover in 2016.

“I want another shot in the Xfinity Series to go out there and win. In those 4 races, there’s a lot of people that don’t wanna agree with it. But, I proved myself to a lot of people in the Cup Series garage.”

“If you wanna harp on me about the Xfinity stats, that’s fine. I’ll throw up the Truck stats to you because that was pretty good.”

Bubba Wallace run 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2013, 2014 and 2017. He collected 27 top 10’s and 6 victories.

Bubba Wallace at Michigan International Speedway
BROOKLYN, MI – AUGUST 12: Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #99 Maestro’s Classic Chevrolet, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway on August 12, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

I outran KBM, with Kyle in the race.

-Bubba Wallace

“I jumped into another manufacture, where it’s not KBM, where everybody says anybody can climb in those trucks and win. I outran KBM, with Kyle in the race. There’s a lot to be said there.”

Bubba Wallace ran one truck race in 2017. He won! The win came with MDM Motorsports at Michigan International Speedway.

Kyle Busch Motorsports has won 8 of 19 NASCAR Truck Series races in 2017.

Richard Petty's 200th win
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JULY 4, 1984: Richard Petty recorded his 200th, and final, NASCAR Cup Series win at the 1984 Firecracker 400. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)

What do you expect in 2018?

“We’re top 15 right now,” Bubba Wallace states of Richard Petty Motorsports.

“You’re gunna have your races where you blow up, blow a tire. Your gunna have your 30th place finishes. Then, you’re going to have races where there’s a top 5 right in front of you.”

“Lets push a little harder but not overstep the boundaries.”

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