O’Donnell also stated that NASCAR officials investigated the data and checked numerous views of the incident before deciding to suspend Wallace, adding, “historically, we suspend drivers very rarely, if ever, so we don’t take that move lightly.”
Wallace’s suspension will prevent him from competing in the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 24.
Wallace had won the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kanas Speedway just one month before, making him the first Black driver to win multiple Cup Series races.
Former NASCAR champion Joey Logano—who was also competing in the Las Vegas race—also weighed in on Wallace’s actions since the on-track altercation, saying, “The retaliation is not OK in the way it happened.”
“I don’t know if everyone realizes how bad that could have been,” he said on The Morning Drive on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “That could have been the end of Kyle Larson’s career. That to me was what was on the line. Or his life.”
E! News has reached Wallace’s rep for comment on the suspension but has not heard back.