Bubba Pollard has never shied away from a challenge during hisracing career. This year, the Georgia driver is taking on a challenge he hasn’tfaced since 2015, returning to the Winchester 400 presented by JEGS.
Pollard announced the decision on Speed51’s “The Bullring” Monday,declaring his plans to compete in the historic event at the famed high-bankedhalf-mile of Winchester Speedway in Indiana.
“We’re comingto Winchester,” said Pollard. “I feellike, over the last couple of years, we’ve had other races go on, other stuff I’vewanted to do.
“We’re excitedto go back. It’s been four or five yearssince I’ve been back. I think this year,the competition is going to be a whole lot better. The Winchester 400 is such a cool race. I’m glad to see it get some life back to itto get back to where it belongs.”
Pollard has missed the Winchester 400 in recent years due toscheduling conflicts with other events. However, seeing people challenge him to return to the event on socialmedia has inspired him to return in 2020.
“I’ve seen all this crap people have been talking on socialmedia and, man, it’s made us really want to go back. I thrive off people talking crap, so I’mready to go.”
Pollard has not competed in the Winchester 400 since 2015, buthe has a solid track record in the event. While he has not won the race in four attempts, he has four top-10s witha best finish of fourth in 2012.
“We’re not thegreatest at Winchester, I’m not going to sit here and say we are, but I feellike we can be competitive. We’ve alwaysrun in the top five there when it gets down to the end of the race.”
The 49th Annual Winchester 400 presented by JEGS is on asscheduled with three action-packed days of racing at the “Fastest Half Mile” onOctober 9-11.
To order tickets to the Winchester 400 presented by JEGS, pleasevisit the brand-new Winchester Speedway website at www.winchesterspeedway.com.
You can also follow Winchester Speedway’ssocial media channels for the latest updates on upcoming events. “Like” theWinchester Speedway Facebook page, follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter, andfollow @fastesthalfmile on Instagram.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 ContentSupervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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