NASCAR announced Tuesday that Bubba Wallace has been suspended for his incident with Kyle Larson at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Wallace was suspended as NASCAR found he violated sections 4.3.A and 4.4.C & E in the NASCAR Member Code of Conduct laid out in the NASCAR Rule Book, with the latter section detailing how an intentional wreck can result in a penalty.
John Hunter Nemechek will serve as Wallace’s replacement to drive the No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota at Homestead-Miami.
Wallace’s suspension stems from a Lap 94 incident in Sunday’s South Point 400 that began when he hit the wall after Larson made contact with him. Wallace then turned left into Larson, which turned Larson driver’s side-first into the wall and Wallace head-on into the wall, while also collecting Christopher Bell.
All three drivers retired from the race, which cost Bell points in the driver’s championship and Larson points in the owner’s championship.
After the incident, Bubba Wallace issued a statement on social media: