Wallace talks suspension, mentions he and Larson also have spoken about Vegas incident

MARTINSVILLE, VA — Bubba Wallace had his share of self-described “humble pie” after wrecking Kyle Larson in the tri-oval at Texas Motor Speedway.

Wallace served a one-race suspension for the Oct. 16 incident and is ready to return to action in Sunday’s Xfinity 500 (2 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Martinsville.

In the interim, Wallace and Larson had a meaningful conversation.

“For the record, I have talked to Larson, and we had a great conversation this week,” Wallace said on Saturday at Martinsville. “I think the best thing for us is we both understood where our frustrations were and moving forward and how we both can handle those situations better.”

The mandatory week off was also a learning experience for the 23XI Racing driver.

“It was tough,” Wallace said. “I tweeted out, ‘humble pie.’… What have I learned? You have to think before you do. In this sport, it’s the heat of the moment type things that get to you. Seeing that and going back and looking at a 10,000-foot view, definitely could have handled everything way different and been in a different spot.

“I put myself in a bad light, I put our team in a bad light, our sponsors – it’s just something that I’m not proud of, but moving on, moving forward and not allowed to make that mistake again.”

Wallace admits that both Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan weren’t happy with his antics and made their points clear in that manner. He was disciplined internally and won’t dive into details to what disciplinary actions would entail. However, he does say the team still has his back and they’ll move forward together.

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