NASCAR faces backlash for failing to punish Bubba Wallace in Indianapolis just like Chase Briscoe last year

The last lap restart was nothing but pure chaos for everyone on the track, with several drivers out. Since there was no space left on the track in the first turn, Bubba Wallace cut the grass and got some positions

As soon as the first turn receiptChase Elliott spins around. Behind him, several more cars called and went off the track. Bubba Wallace is seen avoiding spinning cars, chopping grass, and returning to the track before the half-court. According to the rules, he had to take the escape route and rejoin the field just like Austin Dillon.

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The main reason people are upset is that last year Chase Briscoe was forced off the track before he came back the same way Bubba joined. However, Briscoe was later penalized for the move, unlike driver number 23.

While Bubba outperformed everyone by avoiding the escape route, he actually gained an unfair advantage over the other drivers who weren’t involved in the chaos that followed an earlier turn.

It wouldn’t be a problem if Bubba gave up his position advantage and slipped by a few cars. But Bubba used this unfair advantage to claim fifth place after Ross Chastain received a corner-cutting penalty.

Fans outraged on social media that Bubba Wallace was not punished

Run fans Twitter He was wondering if it was fair not to punish Chase Briscoe for a similar incident last year.

May 28, 2022; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) during the NASCAR Cup Qualifiers at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Although not everyone pointed the finger at NASCAR, some were defensive about Bubba Wallace, noting that he had nowhere else to go after the massacre that also occurred.

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Altogether, NASCAR fans find it unfair to give Chase Briscoe a penalty last year for similar circumstances, but Bubba Wallace didn’t.

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What do you think it is unfair not to punish Bubba? Should we compare the Chase Briscoe incident last year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!