Bubba Wallace went airborne after impact with the tire barrier in turn 12 of the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway
This morning, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took to the Charlotte Roval for their second practice session. The new road course has presented a new set of challenges for the stars of stock car racing.
Turn 12 has been the biggest problem. It’s a high speed chicane. Drivers run through it in 3rd gear at 140 miles per hour.
Yesterday, Denny Hamlin and Austin Dillon suffered damage after incidents in turn 12. Hamlin actually had two incidents. Many others had minor damage from jumping the curbs in both the qualifying session practice session.
Today, Bubba Wallace has topped them all.
Wallace got loose going into turn 12. He turned the steering wheel to the right to correct the loose condition. He did. But, now he was heading directly for the tire barrier.
Wallace launched over the blue curb directly in front of the tire barrier. This sent him skyward before making impact with the tires.
Wallace move the tire wall 15 feet. The car had all four wheels off the ground. The car is destroyed.
Bubba Wallace went to the infield care center after the incident at the Charlotte Roval. He was checked and released.
“The crew is preparing the backup for final practice. Heavy damage to the front of the 43,” Richard Pretty Motorsports tweeted.
Wallace has had a hell of a time on NASCAR;’s newest track all weekend. He spun 4 times in the opening round of practice on Friday.
Bubba Wallace will start the Bank of America Roval 400 in 34th.
Yesterday following qualifying, NASCAR was working on the tire barrier that was hit today. It’s unclear if they made adjustments or just fixed the wall damage following multiple qualifying and practice incidents.
Watch the video of Bubba Wallace’s Charlotte Roval crash from the second practice session below.
Roval Crash Video
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