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F1 2022

NASCAR's Wallace given race ban for violent outburst

After angrily confronting Kyle Larson following a collision between the two drivers in last weekend's NASCAR Cup series race, Bubba Wallace has been handed a one-race suspension.

Bubba Wallace has been suspended for one race after his actions in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In stage two of the Playoff race, Kyle Larson squeezed Wallace high into the wall, causing the #45 to strike it as Larson accelerated away.

However, Wallace then hooked the #5 car's right-rear quarter panel, sending Larson into the wall himself and also collecting the innocent Christopher Bell - another Playoff driver.

Wallace, who drives for Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan's 23XI Racing squad, then confronted Larson by pushing and shoving him before returning to the pits.

Wallace took to Twitter on Monday evening to post an apology.

"My behaviour does not align with the 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," he wrote.

Following an investigation, NASCAR announced on Tuesday that Wallace would be suspended for the upcoming event this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In a statement, 23XI Racing indicated that they had accepted NASCAR’s ruling and had admonished Watson for his actions, adding that John Hunter Nemechek would instead drive the #45 car at Homestead-Miami.

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