Former NASCAR Cup Series driver and current analyst for NBC Sports Kyle Petty made it clear he disagrees with NASCAR’s punishment of Bubba Wallace after he retaliated against Kyle Larson during the South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Speedway.
NASCAR suspended Wallace for the upcoming race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. He only received the suspension and was not fined or docked any points.
Wallace intentionally retaliated against Kyle Larson after he dove to the bottom of both him and Kevin Harvick in Turn 3. Harvick backed out of the three-wide racing, leaving just Wallace and Larson to race through the turn.
Larson’s car began to get loose and he chased it up the track, squeezing Wallace into the outside lane. However, he never makes contact with Wallace and after coming out of Turn 4, Wallace slams into the outside wall hard. After hitting the wall he bounces down into Larson’s car. Larson dives to the bottom of the track. Wallace chases him down there and then purposefully hits him in the right rear quarter panel sending both cars spinning up the track.
Larson would hit Christopher Bell on his way to the outside wall. Wallace would smack the outside wall, nose first, shortly after.
Kyle Petty reacted to NASCAR’s suspension revealing the punishment was not hard enough and that he believes Wallace should have been suspended for the rest of the season.
Petty began, “Marty, my friend, there’s so many layers to this onion. We could deep fry it and sell it at Outback. It’s a Bloomin’ Onion. So I disagree a little and this is what I say. He should have been suspended for the rest of the year. Rest of the year.”