Appearing on the Daily show with Trevor Noah, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace discussed the events surrounding the garage pull with a handle fashioned as a “noose” discovered in his garage.
He also discussed getting the Confederate flag banned from races, and his response to criticism on social media.
“I was relieved, but I knew that this was gonna flip to the negative side.” Wallace said regarding when he found out no hate crime had taken place.
Wallace also said “I’ve never once pulled the race card as many people accuse me of pulling the race card.”
Bubba Wallace’s pinned Twitter tweet is:
There is only 1 driver from an African American background at the top level of our sport..I am the 1. You’re not gonna stop hearing about “the black driver” for years. Embrace it, accept it and enjoy the journey..