Bubba Wallace leads the field to win first place in the FireKeepers Casino NASCAR Race at MIS

Brooklyn – Bubba Wallace topped the field in his first career NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway at FireKeepers Casino 400, collecting a 190,703 mph lap around the two-mile D-shaped oval track.

Wallace, 28, is in his second year driving the #23 Toyota Camry for the 23XI Racing Team owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and star driver Joe Gibbs Racing Denny Hamlin.

Now, Wallace feels the time is right for his first win of the season, as he feels he has momentum from a pair of top five places in the previous three races, third in New Hampshire and fifth at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. last weekend.

Wallace is currently 20th in points, and needs a win to make the 16-driver qualifier for the right to fight for the series championship during the final 10 races of the season.