The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and Sunday. There was no indication any races would be affected.
U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. said an investigation determined “although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.”
People are reacting after the FBI revealed there was no hate crime against Bubba Wallace, the rope was already there at the garage.
Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR drivers throwing their support behind Bubba Wallace.
In an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR’s only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car belonging to Bubba Wallace to the front of the field before Monday’s race as FBI agents nearby tried to find out who left a noose in his garage stall over the weekend.
The FBI and Department of Justice are investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace.
NASCAR released a statement Sunday evening confirming that a noose was found in the garage area of the #43 car at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol next month when it moves the All-Star race out of Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time in the history of the race.
NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli took to Facebook Wednesday to announce he is leaving the sport once the 2020 season is over.
NASCAR driver Darrell Bubba Wallace Jr. will be showcasing a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme during the Blue Emu 500 race at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on June 10.
Kyle Busch passed Austin Cindric on the final lap in overtime to win his 97th career Xfinity Series race in dramatic fashion Monday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce specific return to play plans since the coronavirus pandemic shut down U.S. sports in mid-March, according to AP.
As sponsor after sponsor dropped Kyle Larson after he used a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race, his NASCAR team owner was backed into a corner.
The announcements come a day after the NBA announced it would be suspending its season.
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital just days after he was injured during a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.
After being towed off the track on a flatbed truck, Ryan Newman’s crumpled number six car was hauled back to Concord, North Carolina.
The Daytona 500 has been postponed due to weather and will resume Monday at 4 p.m. ET on FOX. The race will resume on lap 21 of 200.
Johnson has spent his entire career with the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet operation, which he has called home since his premier series debut in 2001.