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Darrell Wallace Jr. Fined For Post-Race Social Media Comments


Darrell Wallace Jr. has been fined $15,000 by NASCAR after a behavioral infraction via social media. Wallace was fined under Section 12.1 of the Rule Book – NASCAR Member Conduct. He also was cited for Section 12.8.a and 12.8.1.b.

Section 12.8.a reads as follows per the NASCAR Rulebook:

NASCAR membership is a privilege. With that privilege comes certain benefits, responsibilities and obligations. Correct and proper conduct, both on and off the race track, is part of a Member’s responsibilities. A Member’s actions can reflect upon the sport as a whole and on other NASCAR Members. Ideally, NASCAR Members are role models for the many fans who follow this sport, regardless of the type of license a Member may hold, or the specific Series in which a Member may participate. Therefore, NASCAR views a Member’s conduct, both on and off the race track, which might constitute a behavioral rules violations under this Rule Book with great importance.

Section 12.8.1.b reads as follows:

Member actions that could result in a $5,000-$25,000 fine and/or probation:
Disparaging the sport and/or NASCAR’s leadership; Verbal abuse of a NASCAR Official, media members, fans, etc.;Intentionally damaging another vehicle under yellow or red flag conditions or on pit road with no one around.

After Friday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race ended with controversy, one of the drivers who wasn’t happy with the ending was Roush Fenway Racing’s Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who got wrecked in the last-lap melee and was also spun out earlier in the race. Wallace then took to Twitter to vent his displeasure.


The tweet above was never taken down despite the fine as of the posting of this article and can be seen here. No other punishment (Probation or points docked) was handed down to Darrell Wallace Jr. on Wednesday for his comments.