Bubba Wallace joins JGR for Xfinity at COTA, Indy

Bubba Wallace will return to the workforce with whom he started his NASCAR Xfinity Sequence profession. On Tuesday, 23XI Racing introduced he’ll drive the #18 Toyota GR Supra of Joe Gibbs Racing at Circuit of the Americas on 26 March and Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 30 July. Each highway course begins are supposed to offer him extra observe time forward of his main competitors within the Cup Sequence races the following day. Dr Pepper, a sponsor of 23XI, will be part of him at JGR.

Throughout his years in Toyota’s driver improvement programme, Wallace made his Xfinity début in 2012 with JGR, scoring prime tens in two tries at Iowa. He didn’t race in 2013 as he targeted on the Tenting World Truck Sequence earlier than making two extra begins at Talladega and Daytona, with one other prime ten on the latter. He departed Toyota for Ford in 2015 and raced full-time within the Xfinity Sequence between 2015 and early 2017 with what’s now RFK Racing.

He completely moved as much as the Cup Sequence in 2018. Wallace wouldn’t return to Xfinity till the 2021 Michigan race for Hattori Racing Enterprises, the place he positioned tenth. In eighty-six profession Xfinity begins, he has six prime fives, thirty-six prime tens, and two poles.

“I’m trying ahead to partnering again up with Joe Gibbs Racing within the Xfinity Sequence after making my first profession begin in NASCAR with them about ten years in the past,” mentioned Wallace. “The #18 Toyota GR Supra workforce is all the time robust and I’m excited to be competing with them at COTA and Indianapolis. Due to the workforce at 23XI and Toyota for serving to to make this occur and because of Dr Pepper for approaching board for the race at COTA.”

Now in his second Cup season with 23XI, Wallace sits eighteenth in factors after 5 races with a runner-up end within the Daytona 500. He was in race win competition for a lot of Sunday’s Atlanta occasion earlier than last-lap incidents resulted in a thirteenth-place run.

JGR’s #18 is the workforce’s multi-driver automotive. Drew Greenback, Trevor Bayne, Ryan Truex, and John Hunter Nemechek have all made begins for the workforce in 2022, and it’s presently eleventh within the proprietor’s standings with a finest end of third at Fontana courtesy of Bayne.

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