Desiree Wallace, mother of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, called into SiriusXM’s "The Joe Madison Show" Monday to discuss the news that a noose was left in her son’s garage stall.
Desiree Wallace: "An Insider" Left the Noose in Bubba Wallace’s Garage
"This is not his first incident. He’s been involved with incidents on the track. If he gets into it with another driver they’re quick to bring out the n-word. He’s been told he doesn’t belong here….
There were video cameras but there were not cameras where the noose was hung. See, everybody thinks there are cameras around there, they know who’s done it. Unfortunately it’s not that simple….It is an insider as far as NASCAR. I’m just praying that it’s not one of his team members…"
Desiree Wallace’s Advice to Bubba Wallace: "They’re More Afraid of You Than You Are of Them"
Bubba Wallace’s mother, Desiree Wallace says her son Bubba FaceTimed her and said: "Mom there’s been a hate crime against me…they found a noose in the car garage. At first he looked defeated…and I said look, that was an act of fear. I said they’re more afraid of you than you are of them. I said it was a cowardly act. I said and, at the end of the day, you don’t allow them to strip away your character or your integrity. I said you go out there tomorrow and you kick some butt. That’s what you do…
The thing that concerns me at this point was okay, if they were bold enough to do that, what about his car? So I told Bubba, I said you need to contact NASCAR and see if your car was sabotaged, because that’s my first thought..are you gonna be safe in your car? So they allowed him his backup car race ready, so now he’s at a double disadvantage. I told him at the end of the day God has got you, God’s got you. They’ll do anything to try to stop you, this is just a telltale sign of racism exists people, wake up!"
"We Love the Prayers…But We Need Money": Desiree Wallace Asks for Sponsorships for Bubba Wallace
"Bubba [Wallace] is the only Black in NASCAR. And it’s a shame that he doesn’t have the sponsorship money and funds to be able to compete up front with these other drivers. You know, we’ve been trying to figure out, you know, what is really the problem. Why is it so hard for him to find sponsorships?…
Wouldn’t it be nice to have sponsorships on his car? Black enterprise businesses, black owned businesses. I mean any and everybody…my thing is: put your money where your mouth is. You know, sometimes people don’t realize, but Bubba doesn’t have a full season because lack of sponsorship dollars. So, now that this has come out, people, get behind him and support him with your pockets. We love the prayers, we appreciate the prayers, but we need money to back Bubba Wallace on his car. So he can compete and be up front and be a winner."
The complete interview can be heard here.
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