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Bubba Wallace Misses Pole With 0.001 Seconds

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In the Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Cup Series qualifying proved its way to be the challenging track for the NASCAR drivers with sharp turns and less straightaway. However, Denny Hamlin-owned team driver Bubba Wallace proved himself with great results in the end but missed his first pole of the season with just a millisecond to Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson.

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Kyle Larson secured the pole position by a razor-thin margin. His blistering lap at 96.034 miles per hour edged out Bubba Wallace by a mere 0.001 seconds. This electrifying showdown sets the stage for an intense race day, especially as Hendrick Motorsports commemorates its 40th anniversary at Martinsville.

Bubba Wallace completed his qualifying lap with a time of 19.719 seconds, closely monitoring Kyle Larson’s performance. As Larson approached the checkered flag, he seemed incredibly fast, leaving Wallace tense as he watched the screen. In a breathtaking moment, Larson crossed the finish line, beating Wallace by a mere 0.001 seconds to secure the pole position for tomorrow’s race. Wallace’s reaction was one of disbelief and disappointment.

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After the qualifying second Bubba Wallace was asked about the second-place finish and Bubba said,”Of all people … It’d be Larson.” Bubba concluded his conversation by saying “Proud of our team” and walked away.

Bubba Wallace and Kyle Larson collided in Richmond

Bubba Wallace, driving the No. 23 Toyota Camry, was chasing down Larson in fourth place. Larson, piloting the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro, was desperately trying to fend off Wallace.

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In a heart-pounding moment, Wallace’s car misjudged Larson’s pace, leading to a collision that sent Larson careening into the infield grass.

The incident triggered the fifth caution of the race, forcing overtime. Once again they will start side by side tomorrow It will be exciting to watch both.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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