By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace has called President Donald Trump supporters ‘buncha clowns’ in a tweet early Friday morning. He said this was when he was interacting with a fan on Twitter.
“I’m over hearing people say ‘leave politics out of NASCAR’ when they are the same damn one’s that were drooling over the fact of the biggest political person being at the Daytona 500 this year,” Wallace said in a tweet. “Same damn one’s that love when the Trump car is on the track … Buncha damn clowns.”
President Donald Trump attended the Daytona 500 in February at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Trump attended several sporting events from Nov. 2019 through Feb. 2020.
Since July, Corey LaJoie has been driving a Trump 2020 car.
Wallace — a presumed Democrat — has been outspoken since June when he made the sports’ governing body to ban the Confederate flag. Just hours after the sport banned the controversial flag, he said the Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 was the ‘biggest’ race of his career.
The Richard Petty Motorsports driver finished 11th in the race.
The 26-year-old Mobile, Alabama native said during an appearance on CNN that he was uncomfortable seeing the Confederate flag, as a black man. NASCAR saw his message, then decided to act by banning the flag that some hate and others actually love due to their heritage in the Southern states.
Randy Clausen, the fan, who was interacting with Wallace, said, “The boos weren’t for you as a NASCAR driver. The boos were for you bringing politics into our beloved sport.”
In the NASCAR rule book, “any public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition” is a violation of section 18.104.22.168.
Will NASCAR do anything to Wallace? We do not know. So far, they may not even be aware of his post on social media.
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