NASCAR imposed a behavioral sanction on Saturday against Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace for purposely manipulating the competition at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. CONTEXT: Twists are a Judgment
Wallace warned during a Green Flag pit cycle when his car turned after a tire started to fall. Kyle Larson was perhaps the loudest driver to question Wallace's intention to turn his car, and later on Friday his team announced that he had looked at the data supporting his claim Lopez, Richard Petty Motorsports Director of the Competition, said in a team statement. "NASCAR has a hard time managing races, and we do not have to make the task any more challenging. Wallace will not contest the penalty and focus his immediate focus on the weekend's event at ISM Raceway.
In a brief interview with Dustin Long of NBC Sports, Wallace said the following when asked if he was worried about a possible punishment: "Until they do something, no. I'm not the only one who does that.
Larson, a playoff driver who was in the top five at the time, and others had to change their boxing strategy in Texas.
NASCAR's Senior Vice President Scott Miller is expected to meet with reporters later this afternoon at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix.
This story is being updated.