|Bubba Wallace loses his cool, and his sponsor|
While William Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, Bubba Wallace got so pissed off he quit the race. Blue-Emu, one of Wallace's sponsors, was apparently not pleased and promptly fired him.
Clint Bowyer was the in-race reporter and again delivered a hilarious performance.
"I got Bubba-ed!" Bowyer shouted after he was moved out of line by Bubba Wallace. "I need a beer really badly."
Wallace appeared to "rage quit" the race after the incident. "That's why I don't take this s— serious. Peace out," Wallace said on his gaming stream.
After fans ripped him on Twitter, he laughed at how seriously some are taking iRacing.
"I ruined so many peoples day by quitting … a video game," he wrote. "Bahaha. A video game. Damn quarantine life is rough."
He admitted to rage quitting in a second post.
Blue-Emu, one of Wallace's sponsors, was apparently not pleased. "Bye bye Bubba. We're interested in drivers, not quitters," said a tweet from the account of the topical pain-reliever cream. The company added a second tweet using the image of Donald Trump uttering his "You're fired!" catchphrase from "The Apprentice."
GTK where you stand. Bye bye Bubba. We're interested in drivers, not quitters.
— Blue-Emu (@BlueEmu1) April 5, 2020