There was also drama in the big NASCAR Pro Invitational race. William Byron, who’d led for most of the previous two events, finally claimed his win at the Bristol Motor Speedway, but the controversy came further back and much earlier on.
After a collision with Clint Bowyer on lap 11, Bubba Wallace, who drives the #43 Richard Petty entry in the real world, quit out of the event – known in gaming as a “ragequit”. This action prompted one of the team’s real-world sponsors and NASCAR partner brand, Blue-Emu, to terminate his sponsorship agreement. Who says virtual motorsport doesn’t have real-life consequences?
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