After pushing Kyle Larson after an accident over the weekend, NASCAR announced on Tuesday that Bubba Wallace will be banned from the next race in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship. Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the day of the accident and the battle.
The accident and pushing were deemed to be in violation of NASCAR’s Member Code of Conduct, namely Sections 4.3.A, 4.4.C, and E. According to NASCAR.com, Rule 4.4.C states that a member may be penalized for “intentionally destroying or spinning another car, whether or whether that vehicle is withdrawn from Competition as a consequence.”
When Larson tried to make a three-wide move, Kevin Harvick in the center fell out of the pack, and Larson skidded up the track into Wallace. Larson backed his Chevrolet into Wallace’s Toyota because Wallace didn’t move to allow him pass.
After Wallace retaliated by bouncing back down the track, he followed Larson’s vehicle down to the apron and hooked him on purpose. That caused Larson to lose control and crash into Christopher Bell, who had won the previous Sunday in Charlotte and therefore earned a bye into the round of eight.