Bubba Wallace wears 'I can't breathe' shirt ahead of Atlanta NASCAR race
Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in NASCAR's Cup Series, made his voice heard Sunday in Atlanta.
Wallace wore a T-shirt reading "I can't breathe" and "Black Lives Matter" during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 pre-race in support of ongoing protests across the United States and the world. He also complied with NASCAR's coronavirus safety protocol by donning a face mask featuring the U.S. flag.
After FOX shared a statement from Wallace, broadcaster Jeff Gordon followed with his own impassioned message calling for change.
NASCAR president Steve Phelps also delivered an address ahead of Sunday's opening lap. A 30-second moment of silence followed, along with a video published earlier Sunday featuring multiple drivers speaking out against racism.
Wallace, NASCAR's first full-time black driver in more than a decade, spoke out in April after fellow driver Kyle Larson used a racial slur during an iRacing event.
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