An unauthorized person hijacked Bubba Wallace’s radio during a race on Sunday, telling NASCAR’s only Black driver he was “unwanted” in the sport.
According to sports news, during the All-Star race in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the unidentified person managed to get into Wallace’s team radio station just as Wallace was about to finish second. bent.
A male voice was heard saying, “Go back where you came from, you asshole.” (For the record, Wallace is from Alabama.)
“You suck and you’re not wanted in NASCAR,” the alleged hacker said a few seconds later.
Luckily, Wallace wasn’t aware of the hateful comments until he finished the race. bent reported.
Motorsport reports that NASCAR is working to find the person who hacked the radio.
During an event on the Saturday before the All-Star Race on Sunday, Wallace He was met with a wave of negativity from the crowd in a series of boos, but dismissed the criticism, Outkick reported.
“As long as you go on living your life by judging a book by its cover, that’s you,” Wallace said in an interview shared by Outkick.
In 2020, Wallace found a noose hanging in his garage after spearheading a movement to ban Confederate flags at racing events. Ultimately, however, the FBI decided that he was not the victim of a hate crime, and the noose was in that position months ago.
Sunday wasn’t Wallace’s only radio interference problem. During a 2018 race in Charlotte, someone jumped on the radio, declaring “white lives matter,” according to Racing News.
According to a biography on Wallace’s website, “As the sport’s lone Black driver, Bubba played a critical role in NASCAR’s engagement and equality effort, including banning the Confederate flag from races.”