Gaunt Brothers Racing has emerged as the front-runner to land Bubba Wallace for the 2021 campaign, according to Motorsport.com. Wallace, 26, stated last week he would be leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2020 season.
Now, as per the latest emerging reports, Bubba Wallace might be heading to Gaunt Brothers Racing, in what could be a shock swap deal.
This is Gaunt Brothers Racing’s first full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team has good support from manufacturer Toyota, but the team is yet without a charter.
GBR is likely to have a lot going their way in 2021. New sponsors, a proper charter, backing from major investors, and even more support from Toyota would give them the motivation to do more as a NASCAR Cup Series team.
However, owner Marty Gaunt indicated his organization remained committed to success in the NASCAR Cup Series.
“We’re laying important groundwork for improved goals next year that, ultimately, sets us up for success with the NextGen car in 2022,” he said in a statement.
“We’re taking a methodical, long-term approach to our future and the next driver of our No. 96 Toyota will be an integral part of that development.”