Not long after Tony Stewart got hit with fines for speaking out, another driver is slapped with thousands of dollars in fines for expressing his own displeasure in a tweet.
On Wednesday, July 6th, NASCAR's governing body fined Darrell Wallace Jr. for a violation of "behavioral policy" citing Sections 12.1, 12.8A, and 12.8.1B of the official Rule Book.
While both Stewart and Wallace were fined under similar rules, their complaints about the officials were notably different. Stewart lodged a complaint regarding them permitting missing lug nuts, but Wallace on the other hand was upset with with how officials had handled the highly controversial ending of last Friday's Subway Firecracker 250 XFINITY Series at Daytona.
Apparently, while a controversial call was made, NASCAR doesn't take it well when you call their race officials "muppets".
Got the muppets up there officiating tonight! Never know how to react under pressure... Whatta joke— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) July 2, 2016
After his Twitter post, Wallace was fined $15,000 under the rules listed above that pertain to member conduct and what disciplinary action is appropriate.
According to NASCAR itself, the finish that brought on the controversy and sparked the comments from Wallace, was reviewed by officials as the race ended under caution due to a mess of cars crashing.
Watch the full finish in the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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