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Wallace issues apology after NASCAR crash and fight

Bubba Wallace has taken to social media in the aftermath of his actions at Las Vegas on Sunday.

Bubba Wallace has issued an apology to fellow NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson after his actions during Sunday's race at Las Vegas.

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

However, Wallace then hooked the #5 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 started to push and shove Larson before returning to the pits.

NASCAR is investigating the incident, but Wallace took to Twitter on Monday evening to post his 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.

"I want to apologize for my actions on Sunday following the on-track incident with Kyle Larson and the No. 5 car."

Wallace also apologised to Bell - a fellow Toyota driver - whose hopes of making it through the semi-finals of the Playoffs took a dent after he was forced out after the contact with only two races left before the field is whittled down to just four drivers left for the title.

Wallace didn't qualify for the Playoffs, while reigning champion Larson was dumped out at the quarter-final stage.

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