Bubba Wallace made it clear that he won’t be returning to the No. 43 Chevrolet, forcing Richard Petty Motorsports to look for options elsewhere.
While RPM might not be able to attract top drivers in the race for their soon-to-be-vacant No. 43 car as they cannot provide the race-winning speed that these drivers need, there will surely be a host of drivers vying for the spot.
While Richard Petty Motorsports’ co-owner Andrew Murstein said that he is looking at Kyle Larson and Hailie Deegan, both the drivers might not join the team at this stage for varying reasons.
According to NASCAR reporter David Smith, one option that would be viable for RPM is Gaunt Brothers Racing’s No. 96 Chevrolet driver Daniel Suarez. Speaking on the ‘Positive Regression’ podcast with FOX Sports’ Alan Cavanna, Smith said:
“One driver that comes to mind that’s a more sensible replacement for Bubba Wallace is Daniel Suarez.
“He is a free agent going into the 2021 season. He’s driving for Gaunt Brothers Racing right now. That car ranks as the 31st fastest in central speed in the Cup Series. RPM has the 25th fastest car.
“While this isn’t the caliber of Joe Gibbs Racing or Stewart Haas, the teams Suarez is familiar with, this does represent a small upgrade. And could be the way he gets his Cup Series career back on track.”
5 thoughts on “Possible Bubba Wallace replacement for the No. 43 Chevrolet”
If you gojng to but driver in the number 43 car it need to be somebody that has something to approve. KYLE LARSON is that driver. I have been following him this whole time and he show the thing that that we needed to see out of him to come back to NASCAR. I feel he has grow has person and man by learning from is mistake. He the right man for this team to get back on track.
Kyle has nothing to prove. His talent speaks for itself. You won’t see him on an also ran car.
Better than what he’s driving today…….
put red farmer in, he is twice the driver bubba ever was or will be
Just felt like being an ****, couldn’t help yourself?