NASCAR said in a statement released Monday they will ‘eliminate’ the person responsible for leaving a noose in the stall of NASCAR Driver, Bubba Wallace.
Wallace weighed in on the action late Sunday night.
“Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly sadden 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 said. “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 accepting 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.”
Others across the sport have weighed in on the action, including NASCAR Legend and current commentator Jeff Gordon Monday morning.
There is no place for racism! I am outraged and saddened by the actions yesterday at @TalladegaSuperS. I fully support @NASCAR’s efforts to be welcoming to all. https://t.co/XDKwWJLv2Z— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) June 22, 2020
The noose was found in the Talladega garage of the driver yesterday. The AP confirmed Monday the FBI is looking into the incident.
Others across the sport including current and former drivers have weighed in on the incident.
Hope Bubba wins it tomorrow.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 22, 2020
There’s no place for this in our world and definitely not our sport. #IStandWithBubba https://t.co/SRlXjDECQI— Alex Bowman (@AlexBowman88) June 22, 2020
You’re my brother and always will be. Don’t let the people who are lower than life to try and bring you down. They won’t scare you because you’re strong. I stand with you pal. Forever. https://t.co/fiIALd9XCE— Ryan Blaney (@Blaney) June 22, 2020
Sunday’s race at Talledega was postponed due to Thunderstorms and will pick up later today at 2pm on FOX.