It's been over a year since Bubba Wallace won at Talladega after the race was cut early due to rain. He's still receiving hate from his critics for the outcome.
Wallace, 28, returned to Talladega Superspeedway for the first time since on Sunday. He spoke at length about his win last year and the criticism he's still receiving because of it.
“There’s been plenty of instances where those have happened, and teams have capitalized on it,” he said, via autoweek.com. “The people that aren’t fans of yours and are just going to continue to carry that to the grave that it was rigged, or we only won because it rained. All of the 40 drivers in the field knew it was going to rain. Why didn’t they win?”
Unfortunately, Wallace's social media feed is still full of trolls. He will read the comments he receives from time to time, and they're mostly of negative connotation.
“You can’t spend too much time on there and feed into that, although I do go back and read the comments,” he added.
"Every post that I click on there—I just go back and read the comments because it’s like ugh, no, still dumbasses today.”
Wallace's win at Talladega last year was the first by a black driver since 1963. It was a memorable occasion.