NASCAR to investigate after noose found in Bubba Wallace garage stall | US News

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A noose was found in the garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, the sport is the only full-time african-American driver.

Minneapolis in police custody.NASCAR officials say they have launched a survey on the rope, was found in Wallace stops on the circuit, Talladega in Alabama, where a race takes place on the Sunday, before being postponed due to storms.

In a statement on Twitter, Wallace said: “The despicable act of racism and hatred that leaves me incredibly sad, and it serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and the degree of persistence, we need to be in the fight against racism. ”

He added: “my mother told me today, they are just trying to scare you. It’s not going to break me, I will not give me not over to the bottom. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe. ”

NASCAR officials have said there was “no place for racism” in the organization.

In a statement, they said: “We are angry and mad, and can’t state strongly enough how we take seriously this heinous act.

“We have launched an immediate investigation, and do everything we can to identify the responsible person(s) and eliminate them from the sport.

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“As we have said, unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this law only reinforces our determination to make the sport more open and welcoming to all. ”

Two weeks ago, Wallace has managed to push for NASCAR to ban the contentious Confederate flag in its tracks and properties on the background of the protests against the killing of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis.

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