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Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race
Posted at 11:26 PM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 14:15:54-04

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR says a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace on Sunday at the NASCAR race in Talladega, Alabama.

Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR's elite Cup Series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties. Wallace also drove a car with "Black Lives Matter" decals at a race earlier this month.

NASCAR said it has launched an immediate investigation into the noose. The series says it was “outraged” and said there is no place for racism in NASCAR.

Wallace says he was saddened but undeterred.

Richard Petty, who owns Richard Petty Motorsports, said he would attend Monday's race to support Bubba.

The series races at Talladega on Monday after a one-day rain delay.