Drivers Show Support For Bubba Wallace After Pushing No

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Discovery of the noose comes less than a month after Nascar said it would ban the Confederate flag at its events in the wake of protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police.

"It's disgusting that this is happening, stay safe and alert out there bro", Hamilton wrote on Instagram.

During the 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville, Wallace rocked a unique paint scheme to honor Black Lives Matter. "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 FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week", a joint statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI said.

He indicated he had met directly with Wallace, whose team was allowed to inspect his auto after the incident. Along with that, he said, "We will not be deterred by the reprehensible actions of those who seek to spread hate".

NASCAR drivers showed their solidarity with Wallace, marching besides his No. 43 vehicle before the start the rescheduled race on Monday (June 22). Bubba Wallace is one of us; he is a native of Mobile and on behalf of all Alabamians, I apologize to Bubba Wallace as well as to his family and friends for the hurt this has caused and regret the mark this leaves on our state. I do worry about Bubba.

Amanda Carter and Bubba Wallace
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The Sunday race at Talladega was scheduled for 3 p.m. but was postponed to Monday afternoon due to lightning and rain in the area.

Wallace, who is the only black driver in the Cup Series, ran as high as third in the final 20 laps before dropping to 14th because of a fuel shortage.

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

"If it is an insider as far as NASCAR; I'm just praying it's not one of his team", Desiree continued, admitting she did ask Bubba if he thought that was a possibility.

Dozens of drivers pushed Wallace's number 43 auto to the front of the field at the Alabama speedway in a show of solidarity with the 26-year-old, who was made visibly emotional by the gesture.

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