Bubba Wallace shared his thoughts with the press after Austin Dillon dumped her during the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum over the weekend.
With 10 laps to go Austin Dillon would drive underneath Bubba Wallace and pass him.
However, immediately after passing him Wallace put his bumper to Dillon’s car sending Dillon up the track and opening up the inside.
Wallace would try and push Dillon up the track, but Dillon responded by driving his car down on Wallace through the straightaway and the two would eventually be joined by Alex Bowman and go three wide into the corner.
Wallace would eventually complete the pass, but Dillon gave him a taste of his own medicine and sent him spinning with just 7 laps to go.
Wallace was asked about the hard racing with Dillon by FOX: NASCAR’s Bob Pockrass to which he responded, “We were really good at the first half of the race, obviously, and then all those cautions.”
“I couldn’t tell if I was letting it get too cold or letting it get too hot, and then once I fell back to fourth I realized I was letting everything get too cold. And so I was kicking myself for that.
But quickly adjusted and got back going and the 3 just never tried to make a corner, he’s just always running into my left rear.”
He added, “It is what it is. I got run into the fence by him down the straightaway on that restart so I gave him a shot and then we got dumped.”
“Y’all are looking for something but I ain’t gonna give you nothing,” he concluded.
Bubba Wallace talks about the contact with Austin Dillon as well as his own pass of Denny Hamlin. pic.twitter.com/LQEx5YmSdI
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 6, 2023
As for Dillon he was asked about the contact and responded, “I hate it for Bubba; he had a good car and a good run.
But you can’t tell who’s either pushing him or getting pushed, I just know he sent me through the corner and I saved it three times through there, released the brake and all kinds of stuff, and then when I got down, I was going to give the same.
Probably was a little too hard.”
Wallace ended up finishing the race in 22nd. Dillon finished in second.
What do you make of Wallace’s comments about getting dumped by Austin Dillon? What about Dillon’s version of events?