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Bubba Wallace Left Wanting More After Daytona 500 Runner-Up: ‘I Thought We Had It’

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Four years ago, Bubba Wallace had tears in his eyes following a runner-up finish in the Daytona 500.

This time around, those same tears welled in his eyes following an identical result. But the only thing that was reminiscent of 2018 was the finishing position. Everything else had changed.

What They Said: Daytona 500 Media Day Quotes

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Check out what the Daytona 500 competitors had to say Wednesday, Feb. 16, during media day for the 64th annual Great American Race.

Clash For Justin Haley Ends Early After Showing Early Speed: ‘It was already a win coming in’

Justin Haley races in the 2022 Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

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Kaulig Racing’s Justin Haley wound up 19th in the final running order at Sunday’s (Feb. 6) inaugural Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

But that was nowhere near indicative of his race and overall weekend.

Haley, who posted the third quickest time in qualifying Saturday night and won his heat leading flag-to-flag, was a solid top-five contender during the main event. He looked to be a dark horse contender for victory until contact sent the No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet careening into the infield barriers on lap 116, ending his day.

Podcast: Chris Buescher on The Clash, Next Gen Car & New Ownership

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New season, same podcast! Davey Segal returns to kick off 2022 with RFK Racing’s Chris Buescher. The two discuss his offseason, the minimal downtime during it, preparations with the Next Gen car, Brad Keselowski coming in as a new owner/teammate, how he’ll approach The Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and more. …

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Podcast: Holiday Roundtable To Close Out 2021

Holiday Podcast

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Happy Holidays, everyone! Davey Segal is joined by a roundtable consisting of Tom Bowles, Zach Sturniolo, Michael Massie, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek to recap all the happenings this NASCAR offseason, from Next Gen testing to horsepower changes to silly season moves and more. The group also reminisce on NASCAR gifts they’ve received over the …

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