To clear things up a bit, there were multiple rule violations on the first and second lap that resulted in black flag and a penalty served at start/finish. Bypassing start/finish on the first lap was at the very bottom of that list. Driver was unhappy with penalty and chose to retire from the race.
Thank you for keeping us safe Cody. Sometimes it is a difficult position to have to take but desert racing is already dangerous enough we don't need loose cannons in the race with us, and near our friends and families.