Michael Jordan’s Team Member “Couldn’t Care” About Bubba Wallace’s Race Amid Heartbreaking NASCAR Tragedy

The tragic passing of Coy Gibbs before the Cup championship race in Phoenix affected the entire NASCAR community in a profound way. One of the biggest things that was realized, agreed upon, and reminded of was how unpredictable life is, and what really matters, something Bubba Wallace’s spotter also emphasized.

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“Life sure has a way of reminding us of what’s important,” Freddie Kraft said.

“I mean we dedicate our lives to this job, to this sport, and at that moment yesterday morning when I heard this news, I really didn’t care what was going to happen on that racetrack.”

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The spotter described that he couldn’t imagine how Ty Gibbs felt, “to go from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in just a few hours.” Kraft then empathizes with Joe Gibbs, a man who lost two sons in less than five years.

“You think about Coach Gibbs, the only word that comes to mind is heart,” he added.

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Bubba Wallace on the death of Coy Gibbs

After the race, Bubba Wallace decided to share his thoughts and feelings on the tragedy of not being his temporary teammate for the second half of the 2022 season.

Ty Gibbs replaced Kurt Busch in the #45 car (and then traded places with Wallace for the #23) after the veteran’s seemingly minimal injury ended up forcing him out of the season, and eventually, his career.

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TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 01: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #45 Leidos Toyota, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 01, 2022 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Wallace tweeted, “It was a really tough day. Hated we couldn’t have had a better result. None of that matters at the end of the day. Heart goes to see Ty, Coach, Pat and the entire Gibbs family. Coy has always been great to me!”

“Hug your loved ones tighter tonight!”

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