UPDATE 4:00 PM ET August 17, 2020:
NASCAR has released their broadcast footage of the incident between Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman and Joey Logano from the final lap of Sunday’s race. In this view, you can clearly see Logano make contact with Bowman, which sends the No. 88 into Wallace, sending Wallace around.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 17, 2020
NBC Sports unfortunately did not show video evidence of what happened to knock Bubba Wallace from eighth-place to 25th on the final lap of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. However, fans were allowed in the stands for the race, and as a result, we now have at least a look at what transpired:
— Ryan Pistana (@ryanpistana) August 16, 2020
There is also some photographic evidence, as well:
— Racing Round Table (@RacingRT1) August 16, 2020
While it’s hard to tell what happened fully, after the race, Bubba Wallace took exception to Joey Logano, who was two cars behind Wallace going into turn one on the final lap.
He damn sure tried to win it from 10th into 1 on the last lap👌🏾 https://t.co/cExNIEZRhF
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) August 16, 2020
It appears that Logano potentially got into the turn with too much momentum and made contact with the rear of Alex Bowman’s No. 88 machine, which sent Bowman into Wallace, which, in turn, sent Wallace spinning from the top-10.
Wallace’s spotter Freddie Kraft summarized the incident in a tweet, but also said even with the disappointing finish that the No. 43 team is still having a great time.
Took the white running 8th, got cleaned out in turn 1, finished 25th. And yet every guy on this @RPMotorsports team is laughing, and giving each other 💩 on the plane. It’s fun to have fun, bring on the 1,222 laps around the monster next weekend. 🤙🏻
— Freddie Kraft (@FreddieKraft) August 16, 2020
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