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Darrell Wallace Jr. Fined $15,000 for ‘Muppets’ Tweet

Darrell Wallace, Jr. spoke his mind on Friday, and for that, he was fined Wednesday.

NASCAR docked Wallace $15,000 for calling NASCAR officials “Muppets” on Twitter following the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway on July 1. The tweet was in reference to the timing of the final caution flag of the race, which came after a multi-car wreck on the backstretch on the final lap. The caution was flown as the lead pack exited turn 4 on the final lap, coming to what would have been the checkered flag.

“Got the muppets up there officiating tonight!” Wallace wrote shortly after the race ended. “Never know how to react under pressure… Whatta joke.”

There is no word whether Wallace or Roush Fenway Racing will appeal the penalty.

Wallace currently sits ninth in XFINITY points with two top 5s and five top 10s to his credit.

Meanwhile, on the Sprint Cup Series side of the garage, Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 team was warned for failing pre-race laser inspection twice before Saturday night’s race.

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“Puppets” would seem to be more appropriate. Truth hurts, eh Mike?


Channeling Waldorf & Statler:

Why do we always come here
I guess we’ll never know
It’s like a kind of torture
To have to watch the show


I meant Helton.

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