Bubba Wallace Shares Playful Tease about NASCAR Rival Tyler Reddick
Bubba Wallace is making waves on social media for a friendly jab at a fellow NASCAR Cup Series driver.
During an interview after his race on Sunday, Bubba Wallace playfully called Tyler Reddick a “mental case.” While this comment stirred various reactions among NASCAR fans, it was all in good fun, and Wallace meant no harm.
@NASCAR you have suspended @NoahGragson for liking a meme, what are you going to do with @BubbaWallace for calling another driver a mental case? Mental health is a very serious issue and not something to make fun of a person about. Don’t let this go because it’s Bubba!— Lisa Guess (@lisa_guess) September 11, 2023
Bubba wallace out there again blaming anyone but himself “the 45 can be a bit of a mental case” loooool ? he is such a LOSER!! #nascar— Linds (@LongArmOTheLaaw) September 10, 2023
In response to some criticism from a portion of NASCAR fans, Wallace turned to social media to clarify his stance. He tweeted, “Dawh bubba can’t pick on his friends in interviews.”
Dawh bubba can’t pick on his friends in interviews. ?? pic.twitter.com/9rLVNWfr43— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) September 11, 2023
It’s worth noting that despite the playful banter, Bubba Wallace had a challenging race day on Sunday. However, Tyler Reddick emerged as the victor in the second leg of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.