Bubba Wallace notched a third-place finish in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wallace followed Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano across the finish line in Sunday’s final race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season for his second career top-five finish. It was the Richard Petty Motorsports driver’s first top-10 of the season.
“Haven’t had a hug like that since Daytona last year,” Wallace said after celebrating with his team when the race ended. “We unloaded with a ton of speed…It translated to a third-place finish at Indy. To come here, just speaks volumes about what my guys at Richard Petty Motorsports do with limited resources.”
Wallace stayed with the leaders as the race wound down and was in the mix on the day’s final restart hanging on to the third position in the dash to the checkered flag.
“Heck of a day,” he said. “I don’t know to say. We had speed all weekend in our Victory Junction Chevrolet. We never gave up all day no matter what happened on pit road. I still don’t know what happened.
“We went from the lowest of lows, to the almost highest of highs! It was just a solid day for our team. Smaller organizations having big runs. It is very uncommon these days. Almost like David and Goliath. Everything kind of clicked today for us. These little teams aren’t supposed to run with the big teams. It was a good day.”