NASCAR star Bubba Wallace finished second in the All-Star race after Kyle Larson turned in a dominating performance in the Cup Series return to North Wilkesboro Speedway.
But Wallace turned heads after the race when he appeared to turn off the camera before speaking to FOX Sports’ Jamie Little about his performance. Wallace appeared to be booed during driver introductions and after the race.
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After the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday, he spoke about the boos directed at him. He said that he was used to it because all the races come.
«As long as you continue to live your life judging a book by its cover, that’s what you are,» he said. «Don’t trade him for anyone else. That’s the most important thing. It’s okay.»
«I mean, I finished fifth, I got a good payday. I’m good.»
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Wallace’s second-place finish in the Cup Series event was overshadowed by an incident on his radio. Apparently, a person was able to spread a derogatory message over the airwaves about him, according to Motorsport.com.
«Go back to where you came from, idiot,» the person said. «You’re not wanted in NASCAR.»
A 23XI Racing spokesperson told the website that Wallace did not hear the message or acknowledge them when the person came on the airwaves. NASCAR is reportedly investigating the incident.
Wallace finished about 4.5 seconds behind Larson.
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«Larson was off, so congratulations to him,» Wallace said. «They’ve been hitting heads all season, so running second behind them isn’t a bad thing. But running second in the All-Star race sucks because you go home with nothing.»
Associated Press contributed to this report.