NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
17 May
-
17 May
Event finished
20 May
-
20 May
Event finished
23 May
-
24 May
Event finished
27 May
-
28 May
Event finished
31 May
-
31 May
Event finished
07 Jun
-
07 Jun
Event finished
10 Jun
-
10 Jun
Event finished
14 Jun
-
14 Jun
Event finished
21 Jun
-
21 Jun
Event finished
27 Jun
-
27 Jun
Event finished
28 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
05 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
12 Jul
-
12 Jul
Event finished
15 Jul
-
15 Jul
Race 1 in
1 day
R
02 Aug
-
02 Aug
Next event in
18 days
R
Michigan
08 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
24 days
R
Daytona II
16 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
32 days
R
22 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
38 days
R
Daytona III
29 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
45 days
R
Darlington III
06 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
53 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
57 days
R
Bristol II
19 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
66 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
72 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
79 days
R
Charlotte III
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
86 days
R
Kansas II
18 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
95 days
R
Texas II
25 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
102 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
107 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
114 days

Blaney, Logano “proud” of Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR activism

shares
comments
Blaney, Logano “proud” of Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR activism
By:
Jun 11, 2020, 7:25 PM

Ford stars Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano have thrown their support behind Bubba Wallace’s efforts in publicizing the Black Lives Matter movement in the NASCAR Cup Series, and say he should be proud to highlight racial issues via the sport.

Wallace – the only African American in NASCAR’s top level – ran a #BlackLivesMatter scheme on his Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet at Martinsville on Wednesday night, the day that NASCAR announced it was banning the Confederate flag from its grounds during events. Wallace has vociferously campaigned against racial injustice – and called for a ban on the flag during an appearance on CNN on Monday night.

Read Also:

Wallace finished just outside of the top 10 after a strong run at Martinsville, and the hood of his car spelled out a clear message: “compassion, love, understanding”.

“I’m really proud of what he’s doing,” said Wallace’s longtime friend Blaney, who revealed that he’d taken part in a peaceful street protest in Charlotte last week. “Proud of the effort he's putting in, in wanting to kind of lead the charge. I stand behind him. A lot of guys stand behind him in NASCAR, not only the drivers, but a lot of teams, as well, crew members. The car he ran tonight was great. I loved that they were able to do that, came up with that idea.

“We've been really best friends for a long time. The way he and I have always thought growing up is everyone is equal. We always treat everyone equal no matter where you come from, what color you are. You treat people with respect, don't judge people.

“I feel like he's taken a larger stand, just encouraging the cause right now, just wanting equality and understanding. I feel like he always has been [an activist] a little bit. But now in these times, I think it's great he's embracing it and leading the charge. I'm really proud and will stand behind him 100%.”

Read Also:

Former series champion Logano also praised Wallace for stepping up and “not just being a racecar driver”.

“You have monumental moments, big moments in sports and life,” said Logano. “Obviously, there’s so much going on right now in our world when you think of the Black Lives Matter movement that’s going on, Coronavirus, and it’s forcing all of us to look internal, look at ourselves first.  

“It says in the Bible, ‘Look at yourself before others,’ and I think you need to fix your heart, find your heart, know what’s right. I’m not speaking as myself, I’m speaking for everybody, that’s just the way we should be. 

“It was really cool to see what Bubba was able to do. He should be proud of the movement he’s made for the African American community in our sport. He always has just by being here, but when you look at the comments he made on CNN the other day and then NASCAR completely answered it.  

“Kudos to NASCAR. Kudos to Bubba for bringing it up and using his platform for something good. That’s the most important thing. Kudos to him for really stepping up and being a leader and not just being a racecar driver.”

Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

Photo by: NASCAR Media

Next article
Bubba Wallace just misses T10 in "biggest race of my career"

Previous article

Bubba Wallace just misses T10 in "biggest race of my career"

Next article

Daugherty: Confederate flag ban "caught me off-guard"

Daugherty: Confederate flag ban "caught me off-guard"
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Joey Logano , Ryan Blaney , Bubba Wallace
Author Charles Bradley