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Wallace, Larson crash & have altercation in Las Vegas

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Bubba Wallace had an altercation on Sunday. Larson and Wallace collided before Wallace deliberately took out Larson at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The incident began during Lap 94. Then as the two cars were spinning out of control, they passed the start-finish line for Lap 95.

Bubba Wallace shoves Kyle Larson after they crashed (Photo by Las Vegas Motor Speedway/Facebook)

Following the crash, Wallace went after Larson. The 23XI Racing driver was clearly the aggressor as Larson attempted to avoid the confrontation.

This was caught on camera.

“Hate it,” Wallace said. “Hate it for my team … Larson wanted to make it a three-car dive bomb (with Christopher Bell). Never cleared me. I don’t lift. I know I’m kind of new running up front, but I don’t lift. Wasn’t even in a spot to lift, and he never lifted either and now we’re junk. Just a piss-poor move on his execution.”

NASCAR said that they will investigate the incident this week. Wallace was not called to the NASCAR hauler, according to NASCAR on NBC.

Potential ramifications could impact Wallace with just three races remaining. A fine and suspension or both come be coming his way with races left in Miami, Virginia, and Phoenix.

“I obviously made an aggressive move in (Turn) 3 and got in low and got loose and chased it up a bit,” Larson said. “He got to my right front and it got him tight and into the wall.

“I knew he was going to retaliate. He had a reason to be mad. His race wasn’t over until he retaliated. It is what it is. Just aggression turned into frustration and he retaliated.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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