Bubba Wallace decribes the experience of driving the NASCAR Cup Series car after testing at Richmond.
23XI Racing’s Bubba Wallace got his first taste behind the steering wheel of the Gen 7 car on Wednesday at Richmond. The main focus of the session was to work with the tires and conditions of the drivers inside the cockpit. After the testing session, Wallace shared his thoughts about the car itself.
“This is really a tire test more than anything. Our first two runs were kind of a balance adjustment – we were a little bit on the free side and snugged it up a little bit. But since then we’ve been focused on tires”, he said.
“One thing I’ve noticed about the car is that the balance doesn’t really change over a long run. But the tires are falling off – we’re testing different constructions and compounds to figure out tire would work best for a race here”, Bubba Wallace added.
Wallace also was impressed by the sound of the car: “The car sounds really cool; from the inside it sounds really mean.”