In a statement of their own, NASCAR promised they would find the responsible party and remove them from the sport for life. There is no room for this at all and we won't tolerate it. They won't be here. "I don't care who they are, they will not be here". It was postponed Sunday because of bad weather and rescheduled for Monday.
The statement said the garage stall was assigned to Wallace last week in advance of the race scheduled for Sunday but held on Monday because of rain.
"The U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Alabama, FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division are reviewing the situation surrounding the noose that was found in Bubba Wallace's garage to determine whether there are violations of federal law". Asked whether an outsider may have gotten into the area, Phelps said such a breach would be "significant", as the track area "is limited to essential personnel" while sports leagues are contending with the coronavirus pandemic. "He's handled it with the grace that he has handled everything that's happened over the last few weeks". The incident follows NASCAR's decision to ban Confederate flags from its races and venues, a move that Wallace championed as the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR's top series.
It has been a little more than a week since NASCAR instituted a ban on Confederate flags at its facilities.
"We offer our thanks to NASCAR, Mr. Wallace, and everyone who cooperated with this investigation", the statement said.
"As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all". As my mother told me today, "They are just trying to scare you". "I stand shoulder to shoulder with Bubba, yesterday, today, tomorrow and every day forward".
A truck flying confederate flags passes the main entrance to Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Talladega, Ala.