Bubba Wallace apologizes for dangerous incident with Kyle Larson
NASCAR star Bubba Wallace issued an apology Monday following his retaliation wreck of Kyle Larson and the subsequent fight afterward at the South Point 400 in Las Vegas.
Bubba Wallace is NOT HAPPY with Kyle Larson.— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 16, 2022
Some pushes and shoves after they wreck. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/aaAn0idrJp
Wallace addressed his apology, in part, to Larson and Christopher Bell, who got caught up in the grievance between the No. 45 and No. 5 vehicles.
Kyle Larson hits Bubba Wallace.— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 16, 2022
Wallace spins him out, and #NASCARPlayoffs driver Christopher Bell is involved! pic.twitter.com/TlxcEV5T6q
“My behavior does not align with core values that are shared by 23XI Racing and our partners, who have played a crucial role in my incredible journey to the top of this great sport,” Wallace’s statement read.
“I want to apologize to NASCAR and the fans, along with Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Toyota for putting them in a situation in the Playoffs that they do not deserve.
“I compete with immense passion, and with passion at times comes with frustration. Upon reflecting, I should have represented our partners and core team values better than I did by letting my frustrations follow me outside of the car. You live and learn, and I intend to learn from this.”
The entire ordeal started in Stage 2 of the South Point 400. Wallace, who won Stage 1, was racing side-by-side with Larson in Turn 4 of the racetrack when it appeared Larson had bumped Wallace into the wall around the corner