Bubba Wallace blamed fellow NASCAR driver Michael McDowell after a crash that saw his vehicle getting slammed into the wall eliminated him from the All-Star Race qualifier.
“What a joke he is” a furious Bubba Wallace vented.
— NASCAR Alerts (@NASCAR_Alerts) July 15, 2020
Per Bleacher Report “I can’t wait for the God-fearing text that he’s going to send me about preaching and praising and respect,” Wallace said sarcastically after being medically cleared. “What a joke he is.”
Wallace called the move that pushed him into the wall completely disrespectful, wincing as reporters showed him the replay.
McDowell attempted to pass Wallace on the outside before cutting back in despite William Byron drafting behind Wallace already. McDowell nudged Wallace’s back right bumper and sent him spinning into the wall, ending his shot at earning a spot in the All-Star Race even as the winner of the fan vote.
Wallace left a parting gift for McDowell, who failed to advance to the second Bristol race that night.
Not a happy driver.
— Noah Lewis (NASCAR Writer) (@Noah_Lewis1) July 15, 2020
Wallace is 19th in the Cup Series standings, with McDowell five spots back in 24th.