A noose was found Sunday inside the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace — the circuit’s only full-time black driver who led the cost to ban Confederate flags at racing occasions.
NASCAR explained they introduced an investigation into the incident at the Alabama racetrack, where by Sunday’s prepared Geico 500 was postponed right up until Monday because of to inclement temperature.
“We are angry and outraged and are unable to condition strongly sufficient how very seriously we acquire this heinous act,” NASCAR mentioned in a assertion.
“As we have mentioned unequivocally, there is no position for racism in NASCAR and this act only strengthens our take care of to make the sport open up and welcoming to all.”
Two months back, Wallace successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and attributes.
The 26-yr-aged driver addressed Sunday’s incident in a statement posted to Twitter: “Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me unbelievably saddened and serves as a distressing reminder of how considerably even further we have to go as a culture and how persistent we have to be in the fight against racism,” he reported.
“This will not split me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will proceed to proudly stand for what I believe in.”
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