Fellow NASCAR drivers pushed the car of Bubba Wallace to the front in Talladega.
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 22, 2020
Per TheHill, federal authorities are investigating a noose that was found in the garage stall of the first full-time Black driver in NASCAR on Sunday.
In a statement, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town said his office is working with the Northern District of Alabama, FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to determine whether any federal laws were violated. The noose was found in the garage stall of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The track is owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation, founded by NASCAR’s Bill France Sr.
“Regardless of whether federal charges can be brought, this type of action has no place in our society,” Town said in the statement.
NASCAR condemned the incident on June 21, saying in a statement “[We] will do everything we can to identify the person responsible and eliminate them from the sport. As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”