Northern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney Jay Town on Monday announced his office has launched an investigation along with the FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Stock car's top drivers are there for the annual Talladega race.
A crew member for Richard Petty Motorsports discovered the noose Sunday at the Alabama race track.
Wallace also shared a video clip on his personal Instagram account captioned "Together" with the drivers and crews that pushed his auto standing behind him.
Wallace became the first Black full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver in 2018 in more than four decades.
Currently, the FBI is investigating the discovery of the noose, and NASCAR has already proclaimed that once the perpetrator is found, they will be banished from the sport forevermore.
The Wood Brothers Racing team said one of its employees informed the team he recalled "seeing a tied handle in the garage pull down rope from last fall", when NASCAR raced at Talladega in October.
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Fans were not granted access to the infield or the restricted area of the Cup Series garage. "We have limited it to just essential personnel, and Security is very tight getting in and out of the footprint". "It was important for us to do", he said, stressing that Wallace's race team had nothing to do with the incident.
Phelps did not say whether NASCAR has identified any suspects.
"They will be banned from this sport for life", Phelps said during a conference call. There is no room for this at all and we won't tolerate it. "I don't care who they are, they will not be here", said Phelps.
"The guys that I'm racing with, that are my peers ... have been supportive of the decision by NASCAR and supportive of my stance, and that means a lot", Wallace added. He's a member of the NASCAR family. "I trust Nascar to handle it appropriately and fully support them in getting this right".
Legendary driver Richard Petty, who owns Wallace's number 43 vehicle, announced before Monday's rescheduled Talladega race that he would be there to support Wallace.
"There is no place for this disgusting display of hatred in our state", Ivey said of the noose incident.
In the wake of the nationwide protests against racism, NASCAR announced earlier this month that Confederate flags would be prohibited from all events and properties.