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

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  • 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.

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“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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