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NASCAR star Bubba Wallace is no stranger to controversy.
It’s perhaps that penchant for drama that has turned the 29-year-old Wallace into something of a pro-wrestling villain in the world of NASCAR. Wherever he goes, he’s often greeted with a chorus of boos from fans of the sport.
That bubbling ugliness came to a head in North Carolina over the weekend when some of NASCAR’s biggest stars gathered at North Wilkesboro Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on Sunday.
Before that main event, however, there was the Tyson 250, a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday.
It was a solid, if ultimately disappointing, finish for Wallace, who held a lead at one point before stumbling all the way to fifth due to worn tires.
After the event, while taking questions, Wallace was booed by fans, which prompted a reporter to ask him how he felt about that.
To his credit, he largely brushed off the negative reaction as being just a part of sports, but he did take a parting shot at the jeering fans and their pocketbooks.
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