NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was shown throwing the middle finger during a TV interview
Over the weekend, NASCAR returned to North Wilkesboro Speedway. The short track hosted the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Truck Series.
Watch the video of the post-race interview below.
Bubba Wallace competed in both races over the weekend. During Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series race, he drove to a top-5 finish.
He then came back for the NASCAR All-Star race on Sunday. He finished 2nd, his best career finish in the All-Star Race.
North Wilkesboro Race Results: May 21, 2023 (NASCAR All-Star)
At the start of the post-race interview, Wallace was seen somewhat stealthy throwing the middle finger. It happened as he was fastening the collar of his racing suit.
It’s unclear who Wallace was gesturing to, if anyone. But, the driver was met with a wave of boos throughout the weekend at the North Carolina track.
The moment went viral on social media. Fans were calling for a penalty, though NASCAR hasn’t been strict on the gesture for several years.
Recently, Chase Elliott stood by his wrecked machine and threw the middle finger at Kyle Busch. It’s a situation that occurs regularly.
NASCAR driver Chase Elliott sends middle finger to Kyle Busch during LIVE broadcast (VIDEO)
On Tuesday, NASCAR released their weekly penalty report. As expected, Bubba Wallace was not listed on the report.
Matt Crafton was the only driver listed on the report. The No. 88 team is penalized for a loose lugnut discovered after the race.
Bubba Wallace’s radio hijacked during NASCAR race at North Wilkesboro (Audio)
North Wilkesboro Speedway
NASCAR Truck Series
Driver/Team: Matt Crafton No. 88
Infraction Date: May 7, 2023
Penalty Level: Safety
Infraction: (Sections 188.8.131.52a) Tires and Wheels Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed.
Penalty: Crew chief ( Shane Wilson ) has been fined $2,500.
North Wilkesboro Race Results: May 20, 2023 (NASCAR Truck)
Jeffrey Shoaf and Deandre Smith have been re-instated following suspensions.