AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Bubba Wallace said he wasn't worried about repercussions for intentionally causing a caution because NASCAR doesn't do anything about the practice.
NASCAR accepted the dare from Wallace. He was fined $50,000 and docked 50 points on Saturday, a day after admitting to an NBC Sports reporter his spin at Texas Motor Speedway was deliberate and other drivers do it all the time.
Wallace was reacting to earlier comments made by championship contender Kyle Larson, who had the outcome of last Sunday's race altered when Wallace intentionally spun to avoid losing multiple laps for a flat tire. That caution changed the complexion of Larson's race and dumped him into a huge hole in the standings.
There's only today's penultimate event at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix remaining to claim the final two spots in the title-deciding race.
"We looked at Bubba's data and you can definitely see him swerving, he turns right and then at the same time he turns left and stabs the throttle and spins out. It's whatever at this point," Larson said.