Hampton, gay. – Bubba Wallace donated a black T-shirt with the words “I can’t breathe” and stopped Sunday to acknowledge the country’s social unrest ahead of the Nashville Atlanta Motor Speedway Cup winners’ cup. The Steering Committee has promised that it will do better to address racial injustice after the death of George Floyd.
During the warming, 40 cars stopped in front of empty granules and the engine was turned off, so NASCAR President Steve Phelps could send messages to their radio stations.
“Thank you for your time,” Phelps said. “Our country is in pain and the people are justifiably angry and demanding a hearing. In our society, people of black society and caste have suffered and it has taken a very long time to hear their demands for change. We need to make sports better. Our country needs to do better. “
An NASCAR official took the protesters’ knee-length article in honor of former NFL pirate Colin Kepnerik.
Four crews stood on the wall in front of their peat boxes.
Phelps said, “Now is the time to listen, understand and stand up against racism and racial injustice.” We urge our drivers and our fans to join us in this mission, to get a moment’s reflection, to recognize that we need to do better as a sport, and now we I ask you to take a break and join us to listen. “
Wallace, the lone African-American driver in the NASCAR top series, is the most vocal voice in the sport after Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody, sparking widespread protests in all 50 states and around the world demanding law enforcement brutality. Color.
Wireless’s T-shirt made a verbal remark to Flood when an officer named Derek Shovin knelt down on his neck for more than eight minutes while being handcuffed. Shovin and three other officers were released and charged with involvement in the killing of Breona Taylor and Mahmoud Arbar.
Protesters have identified three African Americans as victims of demands for social justice.
They recorded a 30-second silence after Phelps spoke with NASCAR drivers. Then, as the cars restarted the engines and slowly began their journey toward the green flag, Fox Wallace and seven-time champion Jimmy Johnson, retired star Daly Arnhart Jr., broadcast a video shot by many of the Cup’s drivers.
Several drivers posted a video on their Twitter account claiming that the protest had led the nation, “heard and learned”. He promised to “keep quiet” and “work together to bring about true change.”
NASCAR has a registered ethnic history as a result of its one-time intervention with its roots and Confederate symbols in the south. The company has launched various programs, but is still trying to restore its reputation as a mostly white game.
During a close outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was released after accidentally revealing his racism while competing in a video race of the game.
“We needed more action than ever before,” said Jeff Gordon, now a Fox broadcaster. “We’re listening, we’re learning and we’re ready for change.”