Bubba Pollard has never shied away from a challenge during his racing career. This year, the Georgia driver is taking on a challenge he hasn’t faced 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-banked half-mile of Winchester Speedway in Indiana.
“We’re coming to Winchester,” said Pollard. “I feel like, over the last couple of years, we’ve had other races go on, other stuff I’ve wanted to do.
“We’re excited to go back. It’s been four or five years since 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 it to get back to where it belongs.”
Pollard has missed the Winchester 400 in recent years due to scheduling conflicts with other events. However, seeing people challenge him to return to the event on social media has inspired him to return in 2020.
“I’ve seen all this crap people have been talking on social media and, man, it’s made us really want to go back. I thrive off people talking crap, so I’m ready to go.”
Pollard has not competed in the Winchester 400 since 2015, but he has a solid track record in the event. While he has not won the race in four attempts, he has four top-10s with a best finish of fourth in 2012.
“We’re not the greatest at Winchester, I’m not going to sit here and say we are, but I feel like we can be competitive. We’ve always run 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 as scheduled with three action-packed days of racing at the “Fastest Half Mile” on October 9-11.
To order tickets to the Winchester 400 presented by JEGS, please visit the brand-new Winchester Speedway website at www.winchesterspeedway.com.
You can also follow Winchester Speedway’s social media channels for the latest updates on upcoming events. “Like” the Winchester Speedway Facebook page, follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter, and follow @fastesthalfmile on Instagram.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51