NASCAR Racer Bubba Wallace Finds Noose in Team Garage at Talladega Race

Bubba Wallace and NASCAR have confirmed that a noose was found in Wallace’s team garage Sunday afternoon at Talladega.

via TMZ:

Wallace — the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top series — immediately condemned the situation … but says he will continue to fight against racism.

“Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and 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,” Wallace says.

“Over the last several weeks, I have been overwhelmed by the support from people across the NASCAR industry including other drivers and team members in the garage.”

“Together, our sport has made a commitment to driving real change and championing a community that is excepting and welcoming of everyone.”

“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.'”

“This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.”

NASCAR also issued a statement saying the org. is “angry and outraged” and have launched an immediate investigation.”

This comes after Sunday’s race was delayed due to rain. Prior, someone decided to fly a confederate flag over the track in an attempt to protest NASCAR’s ban on the flag.

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