The girlfriend of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is now speaking out after her boyfriend experienced some extreme racism due to a noose being found in his garage stall at Talladega.
“Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) 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,” NASCAR announced on Sunday.
Wallace’s girlfriend, Amanda Carter, took to Instagram and released a lengthy message in support of Bubba.
“The fact that people think it’s okay to commit a hate crime is not a surprise but a disappointment, especially this close to home. What happened this week at Talladega is NOT OKAY! No one, deserves to receive this kind of hate,” she wrote.
Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black driver at the top level, was a driving force behind the decision of NASCAR to effectively ban confederate flags at all events.
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