This wasn’t Bubba’s fault.
Blame NASCAR. Blame media outlets. Blame America.
But don’t blame Bubba Wallace. He’s the only person here who isn’t at fault after three unforgettable days at Talladega that serve as a reminder of not only the systemic racism that plagues our nation but conclusions it can lead us to.
Around 11 p.m. Sunday, seven hours after the GEICO 500 was postponed due to inclement weather and even longer after the noose was discovered in Wallace’s No. 43 car’s garage stall, NASCAR released the following statement:
“Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport. As