If you thought that trophy-destroying, victory-bowing, I’ll-wreck-anyone-who-is-ahead-of-me-or-behind-me Kyle Busch was bad, meet Steven Wallace.
Wallace, who has been nicknamed “Wrecker” by several bloggers-for obvious reasons-took his renowned immaturity to a new level on Saturday night.
While battling for the 10th spot, rookie Scott Lagasse dove to the inside of the slower Wallace going into turn 1. Wallace didn’t give much room, and the result wasn’t pretty.
Wallace would wind up backwards and in the wall. After the wreck, Wallace, who has done that exact same thing to about a dozen or so other drivers during his stock car career, took out his frustration on Lagasse by driving up next to the #11 Toyota, and swerving towards him several times(though I will give kudos to Steven for not actually hitting him).
Wallace was told by NASCAR that enough was enough, and was penalized two laps for retaliation.
But Wrecker wasn’t done there.
On the next caution, Wallace was penalized again. This time, it was a one-lap penalty for what ESPN announcer Marty Reid said was an inappropriate gesture(or, the finger, for those of you who may be confused) aimed towards Lagasse’s pit crew. No, not Lagasse, who was the guy that unintentionally got into Wallace; His pit crew, who literally could do nothing but stand there and laugh at Wallace getting a taste of his own medicine(not to mention his immaturity).
Wallace would finish the night 24th, 9 laps down. Ironically, Lagasse would be taken out by Wallace’s teammate, Brendan Gaughan, and finished 33rd. Gaughan would also crash out, finishing 31st. And, wouldn’t you know it, Kyle Busch won.