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All-Star Scandal: Offensive Message on Bubba Wallace's Team Frequency Investigated by NASCAR

NASCAR has commenced an inquiry into an offensive message that was transmitted on the communication frequency of Bubba Wallace's team during the All-Star contest last weekend.

Wallace, the only African American driver participating in the Cup series, had just concluded the race at North Wilkesboro Speedway when an unidentified individual, not a part of the 23XI Racing team, made a disparaging remark over the radio channel. The offender said, "Go back to where you came from," followed by a non-racial insult.

NASCAR representative Mike Forde disclosed on Wednesday that the association promptly tasked its security and racing electronic units with investigating the breach. He clarified that Wallace did not hear the offensive comment

According to Forde, NASCAR is working to identify the person who infiltrated Wallace's communication system and the method they employed. The association is also focusing on devising the most effective way to avert such incidents in the future.

Forde emphasized that the investigation would have been initiated regardless of the comment's content. "We take such matters very seriously," he said. "However, it's unacceptable for spectators to disrupt team communications, potentially affecting the competition".

Wallace's 23XI Racing team expressed confidence in NASCAR's handling of the situation in a statement released on Thursday.

Wallace, an Alabama native, has been a vocal advocate for social justice within NASCAR. In 2020, he successfully persuaded the organization to prohibit the display of the Confederate flag at its events. Despite facing backlash and scrutiny, including the discovery of a noose in his garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway, he continues to utilize his platform to effect change.

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