NASCAR Fans Booed Black Driver Bubba Wallace and Cheered After He Crashed on Racetrack

Black Nascar driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace is receiving backlash after speaking out against the display of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events, which helped lead to the elimination of Confederate flags at its events.

During last week’s qualifier in Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s Cup Series All-Star Race, NASCAR fans booed Wallace at the introduction of his name and later cheered when he crashed on the racetrack, according to AP Sports Jenna Fryer.

The reporter gave an account via Twitter about the day’s happenings.

Twitter user, Dustin Tanner even questioned if NASCAR said anything about another driver laughing at the fact that Wallace crashed.

To which she responds:

According to USA Today, Wallace slammed into the wall after Michael McDowell driving No. 34 Ford made contact with the right rear of Wallace’s No. 43 Chevrolet.

Although Wallace believes the crash was McDowell’s fault, Front Row Motorsports, McDowell’s team, and The NASCAR Foundation are auctioning the bumper off on eBay. All of the proceeds will benefit Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), which the foundation described as “providing spiritual support to drivers and their families” and “the center for children who travel with their racing families, providing a safe place to play and learn at the track.”

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