Chris Buescher may have came away with his second win in Dover, but he had to go through Darrell Wallace Jr., his Roush-Fenway teammate, to get to Victory Lane. The contact started by Buescher brought another checkered flag home to the team, but it took away $100,000 from Wallace and his team.
Buescher was looking to extend his points lead in the Xfinity Series in Dover. Meanwhile, Bubba had a shot at claiming the first Dash 4 Cash prize if he finished ahead of a charging Regan Smith. Wallace faded after contact from Buescher to finish 17th after leading 52 laps and starting on the pole while Smith claimed the $100,000 check.
There’s clearly a rift in the RFR garage, and it might take longer than a week to heal.
After dealing with the awkwardness of a driver’s meeting on Monday, Bubba spoke about the shaky relationship.
“There’s always two sides to every story,” Wallace told FOX Sports 1’s “NASCAR Race Hub” on Monday. “… Just good thing there’s a week off. Got time to settle down and refocus back on the big picture.”
Wallace was then asked if the two sides had shook hands, to which he responded, “No, we’re not shaking hands yet.”
Luckily for Wallace, Buescher and the entire RFR garage, both sides have two weeks to cool off before heading to Michigan. At a track so special to owner Jack Roush—he’s in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame—hopefully the quarrel can be resolved during the week off.
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