RICHMOND, Va. -- The curse of the No. 6 lives on for Bubba Wallace.
Wallace, who drives the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing, finished sixth in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway, where Kyle Larson found Victory Lane over Justin Allgaier.
For Wallace it was a crazy Groundhog Day of a race. You see, in eight NASCAR XFINITY Series races this year, Wallace has finished sixth an astonishing six times. You couldnt do that if you tried.
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The two races where Wallace didnt finish sixth?
He finished 33rd in both of them. And, of course, 3 + 3 = 6.
For a guy who drives the No. 6 thats beyond coincidence, beyond random and beyond weird.
But its what happened.
This sixth-place finish is not like our other ones, said Wallace. We definitely didnt deserve it but our attitude is to never give up. I was pretty pissed off after qualifying, but I told myself that we never really run good here so put that behind you and start with a cool head and be patient. I didnt think we would get up to the top 10 but long runs helped us for sure.
And at least Wallace has a sense of humor and the sense to plug all of his sponsors.
Thanks Mello Yello and Ford, said Wallace. We had Leidos for a sixth place, Mello Yello for sixth place and we have a great partner with Globe Life coming up for hopefully two sixth place finishes or better. We will make the most of it.
Today is @BubbaWallace's sixth 6th-place finish of the year.
His other two finishes are 33rd. (3+3….6!!!)
— Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) April 29, 2017
That's 6th is stuck like gum on a shoe. https://t.co/gIlEZw4Yb3
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 29, 2017