Bubba Wallace‘s strong performance in Sunday night‘s NASCAR All-Star Race was marred by an unfortunate incident at the race‘s conclusion.

Just after Wallace took the checkered flag and finished as runner-up to Kyle Larson in the $1 million-to-the-winner event at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway, someone keyed into his No. 23 23XI Racing team radio channel with a derogatory message.

“Go back to where you came from you a******. You‘re not wanted in NASCAR,” the person said.

A spokesperson for 23XI Racing told Motorsport.com that Wallace, the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR‘s premier series, did not hear the comments or acknowledge them at the time.

NASCAR officials confirmed their security operation is investigating the incident in an attempt to determine who accessed his radio channel and how.


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