Bubba Wallace Xfinity return

Bubba Wallace is set to return to Xfinity Series for the first time since 2017

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Bubba Wallace is set to run an Xfinity Series race for the first time since 2017 this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.

The 23XI Racing will drive the No. 61 Toyota for Hattori Racing Enterprises. He will replace Austin Hill who was supposed to drive the car but will rather run at the Truck Series playoffs Friday night at World Wide Technology Raceway.

“I’m excited to race again in the Xfinity Series,” said Wallace. “Michigan is a track where I’ve run well in the past and even won in the Truck Series. Anytime we can get extra track time, it helps. Just to get extra laps before the Cup race on Sunday will be good with no practice or qualifying.

“Thanks to everyone at HRE and Toyota for the opportunity to run the AISIN Supra this weekend. Hopefully, we can go out and have a strong race and put ourselves in contention at the end of the day.”

Wallace previously had 85 career starts in the Xfinity Series. His best-place finish came at Dover, Del., in 2016 where he finished second. In the track Wallace is set to make his Xfinity return, he has had seven starts in the Cup Series, with a best-placed finish of 9th with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2019.

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