The owner of a North Carolina racetrack is receiving some extreme backlash after he advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale in a social media marketplace days after NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace announced a noose had been found in his garage at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
Mike Fulp, the owner of the half-mile (0.8 km) 311 Speedway in Stokes County, made the pitch Wednesday on Facebook Marketplace: “Buy your Bubba Rope today for only $9.99 each, they come with a lifetime warranty and work great.”
Fulp’s Facebook followers not only criticized his ad, but decided to put him on blast for his actions as well.
NASCAR officials released a photo Thursday of the rope found Sunday in Wallace’s garage stall and it was clear that it was in the exact shape of a noose. NASCAR also conducted searches of all the garages and found that Wallace had the only rope tied like a noose.