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NASCAR drivers push Bubba Wallace's car to front of line in show of solidarity

NASCAR drivers gave a show of support for Bubba Wallace at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama by pushing his car to the front of the line.

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NASCAR drivers gave a show of support for Bubba Wallace Monday at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama by pushing his car to the front of the line.

The act of solidarity came just one day after a noose was found in Wallace's garage. NASCAR said it is investigating and federal investigators said they will review the incident as well.

"We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act," NASCAR's statement read. "We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport."

The racing organization said there is no place for racism in NASCAR and that the incident "only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all."

The noose's discovery came as the United States has been discussing and addressing longstanding issues of systemic racism in the country after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR's top circuit, has been an outspoken advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement and the corresponding protests against racism and police brutality. He wore an "I Can't Breathe" shirt before one event, repainted his car with the "Black Lives Matter" phrase and pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag.

Drivers pushed the car just before the 3 p.m. EST start of the race in Lincoln, Alabama, after rain Sunday delaying the event to Monday.

CNN contributed to this report.