NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace suffered a very scary moment during a Sunday race.
Following the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 race, Wallace was doing a live interview when he appeared to lose any understanding of what was happening around him. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
His eyes glossed over and it appeared like he briefly fainted. You can watch the scary moment below.
Oh my God did Bubba Wallace just pass out during an interview? He mentioned being exhausted after standing up too fast after the race. Really scary moment after the #FOHQT500. #nascar pic.twitter.com/WE3bVjhGAl
— Cameron Newton (@CamBNewton) June 7, 2020
Shortly afterwards, the cameras showed him being attended to, and they said he was doing better.
.@BubbaWallace is okay after a long, hot day in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/pLO9ywH5sd
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 7, 2020
Wallace also tweeted Sunday night that he was “good” following the scary event.
Got sent to the Gulag..
Where we dropping.
Aka I’m good.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 8, 2020
Luckily, it sounds like Wallace quickly recovered. It was a hot day, and it looks like the temps just got to him.
Having said that, it’s always scary whenever someone appears to lose consciousness. It’s one of the scariest things that can happen to a person.
Glad to hear @BubbaWallace is ok. Been there before, those hot hot days are excruciatingly tough. Anyone who says drivers aren’t athletes, I’d like to see you to 500 miles in a 140 degree oven of a cockpit at 200mph ????
— Matt Tifft (@matt_tifft) June 7, 2020
Hopefully, NASCAR can find a way to make the cars a little cooler or find a way to hydrate the racers better. Seems like something they should have the tech to handle.
The last thing the sport needs is players passing out.
For any new NASCAR fans wondering why @BubbaWallace is so lightheaded after driving: Drivers can shed ~13 pounds of water weight in these 3-4 hour races.
That’s equivalent to 18 cans of soda.
Talk about dehydrated.
— Elijah Burke (@ElijahWhosoever) June 7, 2020
We’re glad to see he rebounded and is safe! Hopefully, he never has to experience anything that scary ever again during a NASCAR race.