NASCAR: Noose found at Richard Petty Talladega 43 stall

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NASCAR’s Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was postponed until Monday due to inclement weather. This was the sports latest race in a confederate state since the governing body banned the Confederate flag earlier in the month after recently being in Florida.

Bubba Wallace called for the ban of the flag. Two days later on June 10th, he got his wish, as NASCAR made the flag banned.

Aftershokz Chevrolet driver Bubba Wallace during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500
Bubba Wallace during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 (Getty Images)

Wallace has received a lot of backlash due to getting the flag banned. Wallace — who has black and white parents — has also been a support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

His mother Desiree is African-American, while his father Darrell Sr. is white.

On Sunday, NASCAR was made aware of a noose in the Richard Petty Motorsports garage stall. Wallace is the driver for RPM.

“Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team,” NASCAR said in a statement. “We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport.

“As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengths our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”

It’s not clear if NASCAR will provide an update on this during Monday’s broadcast at 3 pm EST. People — who disagreed with NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban — were outside of the venue on Saturday and Sunday with their flags flying high.

An individual or individuals may have been responsible for flying a Confederate flag on Sunday before rain caused the postponement of the race. The banner, which had the Confederate Flag, also said ‘Defund NASCAR.’

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