Bubba Wallace will run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway for Hattori Racing Enterprises, the team announced Monday (Aug. 16).
Austin Hill was originally going to race there but has decided to focus on the Camping World Truck Series playoffs, which begins this week at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
It’s Wallace’s first Xfinity event since 2017. He has one top 10 at Michigan, a ninth in 2016 for Roush Fenway Racing.
In total, Wallace has six top fives and 35 top 10s in 85 Xfinity starts.
“I’m excited to race again in the Xfinity Series,” Wallace said in a release. “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.”
He currently competes in the Cup Series for 23XI Racing and has earned one top five so far this year. Wallace has four top fives and 10 top 10 finishes in his Cup career.
The NXS race at Michigan airs on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
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