Bubba Wallace's Message For Whomever Hung Noose in His Garage

Ruben Hill
June 30, 2020

Last week, the series made the announcement after the sanctioning body's top series only black driver, Bubba Wallace, voiced his support for a possible ban.

The Department of Justice said that multiple agencies are reviewing the incident to determine if any federal laws were broken.

NASCAR launched an immediate investigation after learning about the noose late Sunday afternoon. As my mother told me today, "They are just trying to scare you".

The appearance of a noose in Wallace's garage stall comes more than a week after NASCAR announced the ban of confederate flags at races, a move which the driver, as well as others, publicly called for.

In the sport's fight to remove and erradicate racism, NASCAR has promised to find the person responsible for planting the noose in Wallace's garage. NASCAR also shared an image of the track's infield grass, which featured the hashtag #IStandWithBubba written on it.

Since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an Africa-American man who died after a white policeman knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, there have been calls to remove objects honoring the Confederacy, which defended slavery.

While some in the South see the flag as a source of pride and a remembrance of its soldiers who died in the Civil War, many Americans see it as a symbol of oppression and of a dark chapter in American history.

A truck flying confederate flags passes the main entrance to Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Talladega, Ala.

The 26-year-old driver is a member of the Richard Petty Motorsports team.

Wallace has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, and has used his platform to voice his objections to racism and racial injustice.

In a powerful video, NASCAR united behind Bubba Wallace and his No. 43 Chevrolet auto ahead of the rescheduled GEICO 500 race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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