After all, Bubba Wallace’s early exit from NASCAR All-Star Open was for nothing as his damaged bumper raised $20,034 for charity.
Wallace was quite furious when he had to exit early from the NASCAR All-Star Open after the contact with Michael McDowell. He even called McDowell “a joke” after the incident and dropped the bumper in McDowell’s hauler. He said:
“Just disrespect when you get hooked into the wall. People say (he’s) one of the nicest guys in the garage. I can’t wait for the God-fearing text he’s going to send me about preaching and praising and respect. What a joke he is.”
The incident ruined Wallace’s night because not only he couldn’t qualify from the All-Star Open but the contact also made ineligible to participated in the All-Star Race by fan vote.
Since then, Front Row Motorsports decided to auction the damaged bumper on eBay. And the auction raised $20,034, which will go to Motor Racing Outreach. The buyer’s identity is unknown at the moment.
When life gives you lemons, auction them off and raise money for @FollowMRO. May not agree to what happened on track, but we can agree on a positive outcome from the situation. https://t.co/F8cyXdjEmv
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) July 17, 2020