Denny Hamlin still angry at Bubba Wallace over Adderall blast
Denny Hamlin gave his side of his feud with Bubba Wallace in a series of Twitter posts Monday afternoon, clarifying why he remains angry at the NASCAR rookie.
Hamlin and Wallace collided Sunday on the last lap of the Daytona 500 while racing for second, and both cars then sustained significant damage in a crash that happened after the checkered flag. In a live interview on Fox afterward, Wallace said Hamlin “might need to take some Adderall for that one.’’
In a SiriusXM interview Tuesday morning, Wallace said “I’m OK, he’s not” about an ongoing text exchange with Hamlin about the incident. Hamlin and Wallace also had a heated altercation (a short video was posted on Twitter) in the Daytona International Speedway garage, where they met in passing from appearances in the media center.
That was where Hamlin was asked by Joseph Wolkin of Frontstretch.com about Wallace’s Adderall comment. Hamlin jokingly said on a podcast last week that 70% of his driving peers used Adderall, which drew scorn from NASCAR officials.
In three tweets late Tuesday afternoon, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver gave his side.
Then, I go do media and everything is fine. Then the last question is what was my response to what Bubba said. I had no issue until not only did he place blame on me but then went on to make personal comments about myself. I left the media center and saw Bubba 30 secs later.— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) February 20, 2018