NASCAR Fines Bubba Wallace $50,000 for Postrace Incident

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NASCAR imposed a $50,000 fine on Bubba Wallace this Wednesday due to his conduct following the street course race in Chicago last Sunday. Wallace was penalized for intentionally pushing Alex Bowman into the wall during the post-race cooldown lap, seemingly in response to Bowman causing him to spin out earlier in the race on Lap 25.

According to NASCAR, Wallace’s actions breached its behavioral guidelines. During the incident-marred race, which was shortened due to weather conditions, Bowman emerged victorious, breaking his long spell without a win and securing a position in the NASCAR playoffs. Wallace, on the other hand, completed the race in 13th place, barely missing the cut for the 16-driver playoff lineup.

Bowman expressed regret over the incident, aiming to extend an apology to Wallace and his crew. He attributed the collision to a mishap involving his windshield wiper during a postrace interview, stating, “I hate that. I’m still embarrassed about it.”

This report includes information sourced from The Associated Press.

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