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The Athletic is reporting Bubba Wallace has made the decision to not return as a Richard Petty Motorsports driver in 2021. Wallace has reportedly been in talks with other teams about openings in 2021 and Chip Ganassi Racing is one of those teams. Ganassi Racing in 2021 consists of Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth.
The likely spot for Wallace, if he signs with Ganassi, is to land in Kenseth’s No. 42 car. “I would say that it’s probably more than likely I will not be racing again next year,” Kenseth, 48, said this week on SiriusXM’s NASCAR Radio. Kenseth is currently 27th in NASCAR’s standings; Wallace is 23rd.
Don’t think for a second NASCAR’s not aware of the storylines it can promote in 2021 with Wallace in a No. 42 car that was driven by Kyle Larson before he was fired for using the n-word during a virtual race.
In August, Richard Petty Motorsports reportedly offered Wallace a big raise and an ownership stake to stay with the organization, but a rising profile within the sport due to what transpired during the first half of the NASCAR season saw Wallace thinking bigger than RPM, which has struggled financially for years.
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Petty’s a Racist. Did BLM (Nascar Division) burn Charlotte down yet?
Petty doesn’t even own the team. Some hedge fund guy from up north.
NASCAR should go back to driving real vehicles, that could be built or driven by regular folks.
Turning left in a restricted vehicle with drivers encapsulated in a protection bubble has taken the ‘unknown’ out of these races. Fear has been removed so soft people like Wallace can drive.
Wallace lied or his team lied about the noose. What a disgrace.
Still waiting for this overly sensitive clown to win something the king prolly just said adios muchacho your more trouble and you can’t win that is the object to win now isn’t it.
103 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 9 top 10’s since 2017. Apparently you don’t even have to be any good at driving a NASCAR to sign a big deal in NASCAR. That’s probably due to all the systemic racism.
Wow, that’s Danica Patrick bad.