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Denny Hamlin explains Daytona 500 conflict with Bubba Wallace

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40   //    21 Feb 2018, 05:03 IST
Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin

NASCAR couldn't make it one race into the season without having a little off-track drama. 

At the end of Sunday's Daytona 500, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and Denny Hamlin made contact as the two came to the finish line. Hamlin claims the contact, initiated by Wallace, blew his right-front tire resulting in his car pinching Wallace's car against the outside wall after the finish. 

Wallace and his team were upset with the contact after their runner-up finish. 

"What's his problem?," Wallace yelled on the team's radio. "Y'all better hold me the f— back." Added his spotter: "Denny Hamlin, what an idiot."

Wallace also took a jab at Hamlin's comments that 70 percent of NASCAR drivers take Adderall in his interview with Fox Sports after the race.

The two shared a heated discussion behind the pits after the race and the drama carried over to Tuesday with Hamlin explaining his stance on Twitter. 

In a SiriusXM interview Tuesday, Wallace said he exchanged texts with Hamlin about the contact and added, "I’m OK, he’s not."

The two drivers could settle their differences on the track for Sunday's Cup Series race at Atlanta.

 

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