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Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag at its races and is going after its only Black driver. After a weekend spent stoking division, Trump wrongly accused Bubba Wallace of perpetrating “a hoax” after one of his crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in a garage stall. Federal authorities ruled last month that…

Speedway Owner Loses Staff, ‘All but 2’ Sponsors After Post

PINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen “all but two” of his sponsors evaporate amid the backlash over his social media post invoking the noose found in the garage stall of Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. Mike Fulp, who owns the half-mile, dirt track 311…

FBI: No Charges Planned in Noose Incident at Talladega Superspeedway

The noose found hanging in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, according to investigators. Federal authorities say no charges are planned. Wallace, a native of Mobile, is the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. He successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its…

Noose found in NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A noose was found in the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday, less than two weeks after he successfully pushed the stock car racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities. NASCAR said it had launched an immediate investigation and will do everything…

NASCAR Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage

A noose was placed in the team garage of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at the Talladega Superspeedway over the weekend. Wallace, the only black driver in NASCAR’S top circuit, was among those who pushed for banning confederate flags at NASCAR events. Last week his race car had a black lives matter paint scheme. Wallace released a statement on twitter saying…

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag from Events and Properties

NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties. NASCAR says the Confederate flag “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry.” Former chairman Brian France in 2015 tried to ban the flying of Confederate flags at race tracks, a proposal too broad to enforce and…

NASCAR to Allow Some Fans to Return to Selected Tracks, Including Talladega

NASCAR has announced a plan to allow a limited number of fans to attend select NASCAR Cup Series races, including at Talladega later this month. NASCAR says the plan will start with the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 14, followed by the race at Talladega Superspeedway on June 21. NASCAR says procedures and number of attendees have been finalized…

N.C. Governor to Allow NASCAR Race in Charlotte at the End of May

NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway without fans in attendance at the end of May unless health conditions deteriorate in the state, the governor of North Carolina said Tuesday. Gov. Roy Cooper said he and state public health officials have had discussions with NASCAR and the speedway located in Concord regarding safety protocols for…

NASCAR to Postpone Racing Until May 3

Update: NASCAR has decided to postpone all racing events until May 3. NASCAR has responded to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus by restricting access to upcoming race events. NASCAR has issued this statement: “At this time, NASCAR will hold its race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway without fans in attendance. These events will be restricted…