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    SAY WHAT?!? Bubba Wallace LOSES one of his sponsors...for quitting a VIRTUAL NASCAR r

    Here's the link:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mot...hxp?li=BBnbfcL

    And here's the story for those who don't do links:
    "Bubba Wallace’s abrupt departure from Sunday’s eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series race probably disappointed his fans but it didn’t sit well with a sponsor he had for the event.

    Driver Bubba Wallace walks to his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) ASSOCIATED PRESS Driver Bubba Wallace walks to his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
    After using up his two allowed fast-repair “resets” in the first 10 laps of Sunday’s eNASCAR race at virtual Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Wallace got involved in a third incident with driver Clint Bowyer that caused his No. 43 extensive damage.


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    Tempers brew early at the real AND virtual @BMSupdates. ��

    Have we seen the last of @ClintBowyer and @BubbaWallace getting into each other today?

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    Rather than drive the remainder of the 150-lap event with a damaged vehicle and out of contention for the win, Wallace elected to quit.

    “Y’all have a good one,” he said on his Twitch livestream. “That’s why I don’t take this (expletive) serious. Peace out!” His stream then went dark.

    Later Sunday afternoon, Wallace posted a message on his Twitter feed after he had read comments – many of them disparaging – about his early departure from the race.

    However, Blue Emu – a pain-relief brand which sponsored both Wallace and driver Landon Cassill in the race and has had a relationship with Richard Petty Motorsports since 2005 – was none-too-pleased.


    Bubba Wallace

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    Apr 5, 2020
    Bahaha I'm dying at my mentions right now...

    I ruined so many peoples day by quiting..a video game..

    Bahaha. A video game. Damn quarantine life is rough������


    Blue-Emu
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    GTK where you stand. Bye bye Bubba. We're interested in drivers, not quitters.

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    Blue-Emu has had relationship in NASCAR beyond just RPM as they currently are the title sponsor of the spring Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

    Drivers are not paid per se to participate in the races and there is no purse. In fact, iRacing contacted many drivers directly to solicit their participation in the series. Some sponsorship agreements are between drivers and the sponsors directly, while others go through the teams.

    At this time, a spokesperson for RPM said the organization had no official comment.
    Geez...he quits a race on a computer, and one of his sponsors gets their knickers in a wad over it?
    I've heard of driver's and other pro athletes losing sponsors and endorsement deals for off-track/off-field actions, but this?
    Last edited by gnatsum; April 6th, 2020 at 3:29 PM.




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