Dale Earnhardt Jr came in support of Bubba Wallace after NASCAR announced late Sunday that a noose was found in the driver’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway.
Basketballer LeBron James were also among those to react to the news via social media. Wallace is NASCAR’s only African American driver in the Cup Series.
Earnhardt will be cheering for Bubba in the rain-delayed GEICO 500 on Monday afternoon.
Hope Bubba wins it tomorrow.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 22, 2020
Other reactions associated with NASCAR community:
God help us. The level of evil it takes to do something like this is disgusting. This is enraging and heartbreaking all at the same time. pic.twitter.com/FovpeTwINu
— Michael McDowell (@Mc_Driver) June 22, 2020
Here’s James reaction:
Sickening! @BubbaWallace my brother! Know you don’t stand alone! I’m right here with you as well as every other athlete. I just want to continue to say how proud I am of you for continuing to take a stand for change here in America and sports! @NASCAR I salute you as well! ??✊?? https://t.co/1TwkjVHai5
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 22, 2020