NASCAR rallies around Bubba Wallace as FBI investigates noose
TALLADEGA, Ala. - In Alabama, there was a show of solidarity against racism at the Talladega Superspeedway.
The FBI is investigating the discovery of a noose Sunday in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only black full-time driver.
Drivers walked alongside Wallace’s car on Monday, led by Wallace himself.
It was the first race allowing fans to get back on the track — and the first race since the NASCAR Confederate flag ban two weeks ago that was pushed by Wallace.
NASCAR confirmed that no fans have access to the garage where the noose was found — only a few essential personnel.
NASCAR President President Steve Phelps says whoever is found responsible will be banned from the sport for life.
Phelps says security has been stepped up for Wallace.
Bubba’s mom speaks out
Meanwhile, the driver’s mother, Desiree Wallace, spoke out about the incident.
She says it’s been an “emotional rollercoaster” for her and the family since the news broke.
“So I just thought about it and I said: Look Bub, that’s just people being ignorant.
“‘They’re trying to rattle your cage, rattle your cage,' I said. But at the end of the day, I said, ‘This will not break you.’
“If anything, we’re going to use this to rise above that.”
Her full interview aired on “CBS This Morning.”
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