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NASCAR Drivers Stand With Bubba Wallace At Talladega After Noose Found In His Garage

NASCAR driver Bubba Watson wearing a face mask and an I Can't Breathe t-shirt

6/24/20 3:20 PM Update – A Federal investigation has revealed that the noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage was actually a garage door lift that had been there since 2019.

African American NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was a vocal opponent of the use of the confederate flag in stock car racing. As a response, NASCAR stepped up and banned the use of the flag, a move that was applauded by many.

It seems that there are still some people out there that want to keep the outdated traditional alive, and have responded by leaving a noose in the garage of Wallace, as reported by ABC News.

NASCAR drivers have responded by starting a campaign in support of Bubba Wallace under the header of #ISTANDWITHBUBBA. A federal investigation has been launched in an effort to determine the perpetrator who left the noose in Wallace’s garage.

Drivers at Talladega Speedway are allegedly planning to make a big statement at this today’s Geico 500 race, according to Auto Racing journalist Dustin Albino’s Twitter account.

We can’t think of a better way to stand up in solidarity against the racists and hate mongers that have long plagued the fandom of NASCAR and other racing circuits.

Unfortunately, there are still some drivers that still insist on sporting the confederate flag, as was evidenced by Ray Ciccarelli, a competitor on NASCAR’s Truck Circuit who opted to retire because of the promotion’s decision.

It seems that there is still a long road ahead as the Star Tribune is reporting that confederate flags are flying en masse outside and above Talladega Motor Speedway in Alabama.

On to more pleasant topics, the NASCAR betting odds are in for the Geico 500, and currently, #22 Joey Logano is the favorite to cross the finish line first.

NASCAR provided by Bovada.

Geico 500 @ Talladega Superspeedway – Winner

  • Joey Logano #22 +550
  • Chase Elliott #9 +700
  • Kyle Busch #18 +900
  • Brad Keselowski #2 +950
  • Denny Hamlin #11 +1100
  • Kevin Harvick #4 +1200
  • Ryan Blaney #12 +1200
  • Aric Almirola #10 +1400
  • Martin Truex Jr. #19 +1600
  • Kurt Busch #1 +2000
  • Alex Bowman #88 +2500
  • Jimmie Johnson #48 +2500
  • Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. #47 +2500
  • Tyler Reddick #8 +2500
  • William Byron #24 +2800
  • Clint Bowyer #14 +3000
  • Austin Dillon #3 +3500
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 +3500
  • Ryan Newman #6 +3500
  • Erik Jones #20 +4000
  • Matt DiBenedetto #21 +5000
  • Chris Buescher #17 +6000
  • Christopher Bell #95 +6000
  • Matt Kenseth #42 +6000
  • John H. Nemechek #38 +6600
  • Michael McDowell #34 +6600
  • Cole Custer #41 +8000
  • James Davison #77 +8000
  • Ryan Preece #37 +8000
  • Brendan Gaughan #62 +8500
  • Ty Dillon #13 +8500
  • Corey LaJoie #32 +10000
  • Brennan Poole #15 +15000
  • Daniel Suarez #96 +25000
  • Gray Gaulding #27 +35000
  • Joey Gase #51 +35000
  • Timmy Hill #66 +35000
  • BJ McLeod #78 +50000
  • JJ Yeley #53 +50000
  • Quin Houff #00 +50000

If the winner is too difficult to select, there are several prop bets for head-to-head matchups that place two drivers against each other and ask bettors to select who will finish first between them.

There are also betting lines that include the entire field that allow bettors to select a driver that they think will finish in the final three or the final five once the checkered flag has been waived.

The Geico 500 at Talladega has the potential to be a very charged atmosphere with people on both sides of the confederate flag issue. Hopefully, the race can occur without incident, and NASCAR fans will be compelled to unify against racism across the board.

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