NASCAR drivers and fans show support for Bubba Wallace before GEICO 500 race [Video]

NASCAR drivers and fans show support for Bubba Wallace before GEICO 500 race

  • Following NASCAR’s announcement that a noose had been found in Bubba Wallace’s stall, everyone rallied behind the driver to show their support.
  • NASCAR drivers, crew members, and supporters all came together to push Wallace’s car to the front of the line at Talladega Superspeedway before Monday afternoon’s GEICO 500 race.
  • Wallace, NASCAR’s sole Black competitor, has long been outspoken against racial injustice.

NASCAR drivers, crew members, and supporters all showed their support for driver Bubba Wallace following an incident wherein a noose was found in Wallace’s garage stall.

 

Fox Sports shared a video showing everyone coming together to push Wallace’s car to the front of the line at Talladega Superspeedway before Monday afternoon’s GEICO 500 race:

 

Wallace, NASCAR’s sole Black competitor, has long been outspoken against racial injustice. He wore an “I Can’t Breathe — Black Lives Matter” T-shirt during the national anthem at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 7:

Photo Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images

Wallace also voiced his support for NASCAR’s ban on Confederate flags at races during an interview with TODAY on June 11.

Even after a noose was discovered in his garage stall, Wallace declared that he would not “back down.”

He wrote: “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.”

Bubba Wallace’s statement.
Photo Credit: Twitter/Bubba Wallace

And he has his support — that was made clear at Monday afternoon’s GEICO 500 race.

Photo Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images

Fans in the stands can also be seen holding up a sign to encourage Wallace:

Photo Credit: Twitter/FOX:NASCAR

Following NASCAR’s announcement that a noose had been found in Wallace’s stall, the hashtag #IStandwithBubba started circulating on Twitter. It was also painted on the infield at Talladega Superspeedway.

Wallace himself captured Monday’s touching moment in a photo captioned, “Together”.

 

NASCAR has reportedly launched an investigation into the discovery of the noose in Wallace’s garage stall.

“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport,” the organization said in a statement.

 

Source: TODAY



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Frances Gregoriou

It was a rope used to open the door with a loop on the end. This man is race baiter and the response to his false claim shows how this country is NOT racist.

I WAS NEVER A RACE CAR FAN,SO I HAVE A QUESTION?AM CONFUSED,SO TELL ME IF YOU CAN;IS THE BUBBA THAT IS THE CAUSE OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG TO BE TAKEN DOWN AT THE RACE TRACK.?IF I HAVE HARD THE WRONG THING TO CAUSE ME TO BELIEVE THIS,THEN BUBBA IS PART OF THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA TODAY.IF I AM WRONG,I AM SORRY.THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND DESTORYING THE FLAG WILL NOT CHANGE A THING.

This phony should be charged with a hate crime and banned from NASCAR

I guess that all the fans that supported him are now proud of what he did to destroy one of the last sports not dominated and ruined by Blacks. He faked the noose to get attention so he could destroy this sport. Just like Jesse Smollet
he had to get attention and all the sympathy from the stupid whites. We know there is a problem but it is not a bad white cop killing a black criminal . It is cops for them . They do not like to be told that they have to obey the law and are taught from childhood that police are bad not that police are bad for criminals. They are always playing the victims for sympathy.

It was a rope to open and close the garage door.bubba is an idiot that needed to get attention.

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