LINCOLN, Alabama — NASCAR confirmed late Sunday that a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the organization’s only full-time Black driver in its Elite Series.
The discovery was made following Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, and comes two weeks after Wallace lobbied NASCAR successfully to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties.
NASCAR issued a statement via Twitter just before 11 p.m. Sunday, vowing to “identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport.”
This was one of the most powerful moments I’ve ever witnessed in sports. Bubba Wallace (the only current black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series) was surrounded and supported by every other driver before the start of today’s race, after a noose was found in his team’s garage stall yesterday. I was also inspired by the prerace prayer.