At the Talladega Superspeedway, Bubba Wallace won his first Cup Series race in his career but the win came with a bit of luck.
The race was cut short due to the rain and Wallace, leading the race until that point, was declared the winner. Wins can come in different fashions and it might not have been a complete race as per schedule but a win is a win and Wallace will take it gladly.
Not only him, but Joey Logano is also happy to see the 23XI Racing driver win the race. He said that it doesn’t reduce the significance of the win for Wallace to have won in a weather-shortened race.
“To see him win, it’s a great thing. It’s great for the sport. He won it, he was up front when the caution came out. We’ve all won or got beat on weather-shortened races. I don’t think it matters. You get the trophy. He should be proud of that, I can only imagine his emotions, his feelings. We’ve all been there, so it’s pretty cool.”
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For Keselowski, he was in the second position and the shortening of the race meant that he didn’t get the chance to fight for the win.
“We all knew the rain was going to come. You just don’t know exactly when. With five laps to go in the stage, everybody’s on edge. Just want to time your runs at the right time, just a knockout punch. They should have called it, there’s no question on that one. Good effort to get the race in today, but we needed another lap or two for the win.”
It would have taken him into the next round of the playoffs with a win but there is still a lot to fight for in the last race of the second round of playoffs.