Bubba Wallace Mar 11, 2023; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) during qualifying for the United Rentals Work United 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Bubba Wallace got into hot water with his bosses at 23XI racing after he flipped the bird at one of the PR personnel after they told him to fix his collar on camera during an interview.

Wallace has been on a roll recently finishing second in the NASCAR All-Star race and he has had several top-five finishes. Yet despite all of that, it hasn’t been without controversy.

He got into a shoving match with Aric Almirola after the race this past week and now with this latest stunt, Hamlin who is co-owner with Michael Jordan of the 23XI team, has had enough.

He called out his star driver for his actions.

“As his car owner, I don’t love it at all,” Hamlin admitted. “I mean, just keep your hands in your car. Just stop it. You’ve got some positive momentum on the racetrack. Let’s just chill for a little while and, you know, just take the dubs when you get them, and that’s running well.”

Hamlin continued with his comments on Wallace with podcast co-host Jared Allen.

“It’s out of style. Everyone needs — whoever still does it, needs to stop because it’s out of style. Stop doing it. It’s childish. It’s just not worth it. Like, you know, many times someone’s gotten the finger and the next thing you know, they just get dumped in the next corner because people take it personally. It’s not something you should probably do for sure.”

It sounds like Hamlin and Wallace will have a Come-to-Jesus meeting soon on his attitude.

{Kyle Dalton}

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