It didn’t take long for the inaugural All-Star Night at Bristol Motor Speedway to get wild. In fact, it occurred the main event itself.
Early in the All-Star Open (the qualifying race to set the final three positions for the All-Star Race), Darrell Wallace Jr. was spun into the Turn 3 wall by Michael McDowell. Hooking Wallace’s No. 43 in the right rear corner panel, a hard hit was followed by a spin by McDowell.
Wallace, who gave McDowell a bump-and-run the corner prior, was furious with the No. 34 driver.
“It’s just disrespect to get hooked into the wall,” Wallace said. “To get hooked right-rear into the wall, I don’t even need to see a replay.
“Wow…. People say [he’s] one of the nicest guys in the garage. What a joke he is.”
The accident and full quote can be found below via NASCAR on Instagram.
McDowell recovered to finish seventh in the Open while Wallace finished 21st. Both drivers did not advance to the All-Star Race.
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