A noose was identified hanging from a tree at the Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, a day before NASCAR was rocked when one was discovered in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
Wallace, the only whole-time black driver on the NASCAR circuit, spoke out against the incident right before finishing 14th in the race at Talladega on Monday, exactly where he been given the guidance of the other drivers.
Sonoma Raceway president Steve Web site reported the Saturday discovery at the northern California keep track of is underneath investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the incident as a possible detest crime. The monitor was closed about the weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If this is what it seems to be, it is distressing and disgusting, and it has no area in the activity,” Webpage claimed.
In an e mail to personnel, Web site stated it is believed the noose had been there considering that Friday, in accordance to the Sonoma Index Tribune.
The incidents appear on the heels of the sport banning the Confederate flag from its races. The FBI is investigating the incident at Talladega.
Prior to Monday’s race at Talladega, fellow drivers pushed Wallace’s car or truck to the front of the subject.
Wallace raced around the direct for some of the race and was psychological next the complete.
”I’m proud to stand where by I’m at,” Wallace said. “This sport is modifying. The offer that transpired [Saturday] I desired to show whoever it was, you are not going to get absent my smile.”