Bubba Wallace survived the hardest crash of his career as he explained after coming out the other wise of a massive wreck at Pocono. Wallace slid into the infield grass before colliding full speed into the wall. Fans were worried as it took Wallace a while before he removed the netting, which is a universal signal in racing that lets everyone know the driver is okay. Here’s a look at Wallace getting out of the car.
CBS Sports’ Mattew Mayer reported Wallace had gather himself on the track after getting out of the car.
“Bubba Wallace had to sit down on the track after that heavy crash. Was able to get up and walk to the ambulance under his own power. Noted on the radio that it was the “hardest one ever” and said that he was OK. Headed to care center now. That was scary man,” Mayer tweeted.
The crash comes just a day after Richard Petty Motorsports announced the team had signed Wallace to two-year contract through 2020.
“We like a little bit of what he’s doing so I think we’re going to hire him again for next year,” Petty told Sports Illustrated.
Wallace admitted the new deal took a little of the pressure off his shoulders.
“This lets me kind of relax a little bit and really digest and focus on the race cars,” Wallace explained to Sports Illustrated. “There’s no need to go out and search. It’s just a matter of making this team better.”
Here’s some additional angles of Wallace’s crash at Pocono.
Source: Heavy Sports