Bubba Wallace May 14, 2023; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) on pit road pre-race at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

Bubba Wallace is one person we have yet to hear from in the Chase Elliott incident. Wallace was suspended last October because of an incident with Kyle Larson.

NASCAR CEO Steve Phelps invoked Wallace’s name when talking about Elliott’s suspension, saying it wouldn’t be fair to suspend Wallace and not Elliott for the same offense.

Wallace was just happy that NASCAR was being consistent with the punishment.

“I mean, they’re keeping it consistent, right? I think that’s what we asked for,” Wallace said. “A lot of the times, we give them a lot of grief for being so inconsistent, so to me, that was the same thing as what happened at Vegas with me and the No. 5 car, and he’s taking a week off for it.

“It is what it is. I said it earlier as well. NASCAR’s laying their foot down with this new car. Look at the No. 14 penalty. We’ve paid a lot of money in fines. We, as the Cup Series, have paid a lot of fines this year, and they’re not messing around,” he concluded.

Wallace also said that as far as retaliating against other drivers when things like this happen, he won’t do it.

“Our policy and MJ will text you that right away is; you go beat them on the racetrack. That’s your retaliation,” Wallace said.

It sounds like he, indeed has learned his lesson from his suspension.


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