No driver shone brighter than Bubba Wallace this Saturday, as the 28-year-old won his first career Busch Light Pole award. He will lead the pack for Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
Wallace secured the first starting position by having an average lap speed of 190.7 mph.
Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch will be right behind Wallace for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400.
As you’d expect, NASCAR fans were thrilled that Wallace earned his first career pole on Saturday.
“I’m telling y’all it’s bubbas day tomorrow,” one fan tweeted. “He’s going to win a race before the playoffs. You’re watching.”
“That’s great news,” said a second fan.
“This guy’s been on a pretty good streak lately,” Jacob Notermann wrote.
Wallace is certainly pleased with today’s performance, but he knows the real test will come tomorrow.
“I’m proud that everyone has weathered it, a lot of adversity on this team. We continue to show we’re ready to fight and that means a lot,” Wallace said. “For us to come here and get that pole, we knew we had speed from the (tyre) test. It’s good when things line up.
“Now the real work is tomorrow, isn’t it?” We know it’s a totally different ball game. Good starting point for us, but we are resetting and preparing for tomorrow.”
The FireKeepers Casino 400 will kick off at 3 p.m. ET in the United States.