Petty to attend Talladega in show of solidarity with Wallace


Currently, the FBI is investigating the discovery of the noose, and NASCAR has already proclaimed that once the perpetrator is found, they will be banished from the sport forevermore.

The gesture came one day after a noose was found in Wallace's garage stall.

"We are angry and outraged, and can not state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act". It has vowed to permanently bar the person responsible, but the investigation was in its early stages. "We will do everything in our power to make sure that whoever has committed this act comes to justice and comes to light and we rid this type of behaviour from our sport".

NASCAR recently announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from its races and venues.

The entire 40-driver field and their crew members followed.

"I teach my son, 'You don't throw back at them".

Ahead of the Cup Series race on Sunday, protesters were seen flying Confederate flags in a parade outside Talladega Superspeedway.

"This may have been the toughest race for me".

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Wallace slammed the "despicable act of racism and hatred".

In a statement, Page said: "On Saturday, a Sonoma Raceway staff member discovered a piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose hanging from a tree on raceway property".

The racing was overshadowed by an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR's only Black driver. You just carry that with you for a whole weekend and I'm proud of where I stand.

Prior to Monday's race, Wallace posted a selfie on social media with him and his auto in the foreground, and fellow drivers in the background gathered in a semi-circle of support.

NASCAR legen Richard Petty (right) has expressed support for Bubba Wallace and was supposed to attend Monday's race at Talladega. A late stop for gas led to a 14th-place finish but felt like a win for Wallace.

"I was there 30 years before him, and I didn't get that kind of support", Ribbs said. RPM co-owner Richard Petty, 82, flew to the track to be with his driver for his first race since COVID-19 halted the NASCAR season. Wallace has said NASCAR assigned him two sheriff's deputies for security at Martinsville after he called for the ban.

"I have spoken to Bubba", Phelps said. Over the past month as the nation has been roiled by social unrest largely tied to the death of George Floyd, Wallace wore a black T-shirt with the words "I Can't Breathe" at one race and had a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme at another. That leaves a very finite number of people, who are all checked off on a list, that have access to the infield and garage area.