“Making rookie mistakes two weeks in a row”: Bubba Wallace’s frustrating afternoon in Austin

Bubba Wallace Didn’t have a great start to the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series. Since finishing fourth at the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas, the No. 23 car has gone rogue. After an early exit in Atlanta, Wallace and his team hoped things would turn around at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Unfortunately that was not the case.

“Needs to be replaced”

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After issuing the first caution in Atlanta by separating and contact with the inner wall, Bubba Wallace hoped his Austin result would be different. But after a crash on Round 11 of the EchoPark Grand Prix in Texas, Wallace would pick up his third DNF of his 2023 season.

The accident involving Kyle Larson resulted in Wallace’s Camry suffering a broken toe link along with several other mechanical problems. As the cameras rolled, it was clear that Wallace wasn’t too happy with his performance.

A frustrating end to the day for Bubba Wallace at COTA. pic.twitter.com/ThLmO0Xhkg

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When cooler heads prevailed, Wallace returned to the mic after being released from the Infield Care Center to offer his thoughts on the disappointing day of the MoneyLion car.

“I’m just trying my best not to descend this slippery slope of self-doubt,” Wallace told FOX Sports. “Two weeks in a row where he made rookie mistakes in the cup for six years? Needs to be replaced.”

Bubba Wallace retires from COTA after making a mistake: pic.twitter.com/I36fmTgfsi

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It’s clear that Wallace has some serious obstacles to overcome in the coming season, both on and off the track. When athletes start to get into that dark place of self-loathing and frustration, it feels like a perfect opportunity for the Yips to step into the game. And as we all know, racing is not a sport where you can focus on anything other than the track ahead and the drivers behind you. Hopefully Wallace can pull himself up on his boot straps and turn his season around sooner rather than later.

Source : fanbuzz.com

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