NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is in the middle of his preparation for Sunday’s Daytona 500, but before that, he sat down for an interview with Fahnia Thomas of eurweb. One of the most interesting portions of that interview was a story shared by Wallace about the advice he got from NBA great Michael Jordan — also the co-owner of 23XI Racing team Wallace drives for — about “bad luck.”
Q: What’s the most remember able piece of advice Michael Jordan (23XI Racing co-owner) gave you?
BW: When we were talking about having bad luck at a race he said, ‘there’s no such thing as bad luck you create your own luck’ and I was like iright I’ll never speak of bad luck again.
Jordan is known to have once said that he “can’t accept not trying,” and that’s basically what he said to Wallace, who’s only managed to win a single NASCAR Cup Series race in 148 total career starts.
That being said, that’s not going to let Wallace deter from believing he could take the checkered flag this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway, where he’s got a pretty good track record. In nine starts there, Wallace has finished inside the top 10 three times, which includes his runner-up finish in the 2018 edition of the Daytona 500 and another second-place campaign in the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400.