NASCAR drivers display their support for Bubba Wallace following noose incident

Tanya Simon
July 1, 2020

"The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week", a joint statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI said.

Once the auto was placed in the front of the field, Wallace climbed out of his vehicle, only to lay his head on the top of his vehicle and allow his tears to fall. "I'm very curious to see how NASCAR handles this, because based [on] everything I've read ... this had to be an inside job, because this garage was only open to essential personnel". "He's handled it with the grace that he has handled everything that's happened over the last few weeks".

Wallace issued a statement on Twitter calling the incident a "despicable act of racism and hatred" that "serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism".

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has gained a lot of attention after he first got the sport to finally ban confederate flags at events going forward.

In the wake of the nationwide protests against racism, NASCAR announced earlier this month that Confederate flags would be prohibited from all events and properties. We are angry and outraged, and can not state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act.

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"Nothing is more important and we will not be deterred by the reprehensible actions of those who seek to spread hate".

"As my mother told me today, 'they are just trying to scare you'". "I stand shoulder to shoulder with Bubba, yesterday, today, tomorrow and every day forward".

Ryan Blaney claimed the Geico 500 checkered flag at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday. A plane also flew a banner of the flag with the words "Defund NASCAR".

The incident has put NASCAR on high alert for Monday's race which was already operating under tight security due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

"We will be able to narrow that down", he said. NASCAR also shared an image of the track's infield grass, which featured the hashtag #IStandWithBubba written on it.

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