Fans Provide a Counter Argument for Bubba Wallace’s Allegedly Inappropriate Act Towards Danica Patrick in Phoenix

Published 03/13/2023, 8:50 AM EDT

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Is it really what they are saying it is? While being interviewed by Fox announcers Chris Myers, Clint Bowyer, and Danica Patrick, 23 XI Racing driver, Bubba Wallace, was accused of acting inappropriately by some NASCAR fans.

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At the end of the interview with Fox, Wallace patted announcer, Danica Patrick, on the back. Then, he shook hands with her co-host, Clint Bowyer. However, after that, Wallace reached behind Patrick’s back quickly and it seemed like Patrick’s hand got hooked with Wallace’s when he was taking it back.

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And this left a lot of NASCAR fans wondering about what might have happened.

NASCAR fans react to Bubba Wallace and Danica Patrick’s interaction

A few NASCAR fans saw this as an inappropriate advance from Wallace and accused him of pinching Patrick’s behind.

On the other hand, some Twitter users defended the driver’s actions. A Twitter user explained that based on the video, it seemed like the 23XI Racing driver was actually adjusting Patrick’s mike.

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Whereas, another one joked that he probably unplugged her earpiece.

Although it is a bit unclear what happened between Patrick and Wallace at Phoenix, NASCAR fans are still intrigued about what Patrick thinks about the incident.

How did Danica Patrick react to Bubba Wallace’s actions?

On Sunday, former NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick, was completing her two-race run as a guest announcer for Fox. Prior to Phoenix Raceway, Patrick was seen hosting the Las Vegas race last Sunday.

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Although things do look quite confusing (and even inappropriate for some) from the angle it has been shot, many fans on Twitter continue to argue that Wallace was actually repositioning something on Patrick’s back. Since neither of the drivers has provided any comments on the topic yet, maybe it’s true that nothing actually happened.

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Based on her reactions in the video, the 2008 Indy Japan 300 winner looked a bit stunned initially. However, Patrick’s smile and the fact that she quickly resumed her announcing duties might be an indication that nothing inappropriate transpired.

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What do you think actually happened? Let us know in the comments below.

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Devyani Sharma

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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.
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