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Bubba Wallace rage-quits NASCAR iRacing, costs him more than a game controller

The Richard Petty Motorsports driver works for The King, but was The King of fail for his iRacing shenanigans yesterday

Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, stands by his car before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 29, 2020 in Fontana, California. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

Bristol Motor Speedway is a track known for its tight turns and tough racing. That applies to the digital version as well, and can make for some frustration while rubbing/racing at one of the most beloved tracks on the circuit.

But unless your car is wrecked, a rage-quit generally doesn’t happen under the lights in East Tennessee.

Bubba Wallace got into it with Clint Bowyer during Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational series event, and instead of pulling into pit road, he just unplugged like you would a game of Madde in the fourth quarter down 30 if you’re not a good or sporting person.

Here’s Bubba trying to pass on the high side and wrecking Bowyer, who decided that was more rubbing than racing, and put his nemesis in the wall afterwards.

That’s just boys being boys on a typical NASCAR Sunday afternoon, but what wasn’t expected is what happened next. After cursing Bowyer, Wallace just unplugged, said that’s why he “don’t take this *!&% serious” and left the race.

But when sponsors and about a million viewers on Fox Sports are watching, that’s not the ideal strategy. Check out what his new sponsor Blue-Emu thought, as they snap-dropped him from promoting their pain relief balm. Also we checked, and it’s made with real emu oil. Who knew??

The other replies seem to indicate that Blue Emu is serious, and they’re actually going to drop a racer they’ve sponsored previously — including at Bristol last year.

We’ll see if the pain from this goes away and both sides make up, but for now, it appears this could be one of the most expensive rage quits in video game history.