Co-Owner of Racing Team Bubba Wallace Drives for Drops the Hammer: In-House Penalties

Bubba Wallace drives for the 23XI racing team, which is owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.

Wallace was recently sanctioned after he lost control on the racetrack. Denny Hamlin said the team is dealing with matters “above and beyond” the NASCAR penalties.

NASCAR only suspended Wallace for one race after he violently and intentionally attacked another driver.

Hamlin said, “He understands where I stand, where the team stands, the values that we want to present on the racetrack, and he just didn’t represent it that well last week.”

Hamlin added, “But, you know, in the grand scheme of things, we’re very happy with his progress. And he knows he’s still got some stuff to work on when he gets out of the race car.”

Just recently, NASCAR gave $200,000 in fines after discovering that Stewart-Haas Racing driver Cole Custer slowed on the backstretch of the final lap of a race.

The slowed backstretch assisted teammate Chase Briscoe in moving up enough to reach the next round of the playoffs.

Custer and his team were fined $100,000 each for the deliberate slowdown.

Wallace got suspended for intentionally wrecking Cup champion Kyle Larson in a dangerous act of retaliation.

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The act of retaliation resulted in playoff contender Christopher Bell smashing his car and denying his chances of becoming the NASCAR champion.

Joey Logano, playoff leader and title contender said, “NASCAR’s like your parents a lot of times.”

Logano added, “There’s a line of, you know, you’ve got to let the boys figure it out sometimes, and they’ll figure it out together and move on — or mom and dad has to step in a little bit and control the situation because it’s gotten out of hand. So, I believe NASCAR kind of decided it’s getting out of hand.”

Driver Daniel Suarez said, “In my opinion, those moves were extremely, extremely dumb — both of them.”

Suarez continued, “And with both of them, I was going to be extremely surprised if they were not penalties. … You have to be smarter. I don’t know what those guys were thinking.”

Ross Chastain has had run-ins with Hamlin and was linked to a wreck that put a good dent in Kevin Harvick’s title chances, so his name is now being used as a “verb.” When uninvolved in a wreck with Chastain is now considered “Chastained.”.

Chastain said, “Look, some of the things I did throughout the summer were just not … looking back, I would do them differently,”

He continued, “Look, some of the things I did throughout the summer were just not … looking back, I would do them differently,”

Logano said, “It’s kind of all in front of us. We all see. I’m not looking for anything. He didn’t do it to me. If he did it to me, yeah, we’d have big problems.”

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The 29-year-old driver garnered some infamy when he claimed that a noose had been tied in his garage as a hate crime. The FBI found that Wallace was not a victim of a hate crime.

Wallace has also raised some eyebrows with his comments on a Christian rival driver, as well as Kyle Rittenhouse.