NASCAR Confirms Investigation into Hack of Bubba Wallace’s Radio During Last Race

NASCAR Confirms Investigation into Hack of Bubba Wallace’s Radio During Last Race

NASCAR Confirms Investigation into Hack of Bubba Wallace Radio During Last Race

There have been reports of someone somehow hacking their way into the radio channel of Bubba Wallace’s racing team during last weekend’s race. The governing body, NASCAR has confirmed that an investigation has been started to find out who did it and how they were able to do so.

Motorsport reported earlier this week that someone was able to hack into Wallace’s 23XI Racing team radio channel during the race and made a derogatory statement to the racer. Although Wallace allegedly did not hear the message, the person said, “Go back to where you came from you a**hole. You’re not wanted in NASCAR.”

Wallace just happens to be NASCAR’s only Black driver in the Cup series.

According to NBC Chicago, NASCAR spokesman Mike Forde stated earlier this week that the series promptly contacted the security and racing electronic teams so they can look into the hack. The racing organization also said that it is trying to determine who was responsible for breaking into the radio channel of Wallace’s team and how it was done. Finding out will help them determine what may be the best way to make sure it doesn’t happen again in the future.

Forde did reiterate that the investigation is ongoing and despite what was said, this would have taken place regardless of the nature of the comment.

“We certainly take that seriously, no doubt about that,” he remarked. “But we can’t have fans interfering with team radio and potential competition implications.”

There was no immediate response from Wallace or his 23XI Racing team.

After the race took place on Sunday and Wallace came in second place, the race car driver was seen sticking up a middle finger in the direction of the cameras as he was about to be interviewed. This caused immediate reactions from fans booing him.

The Sacramento Bee reported that after Wallace raised his left middle left finger and “flipped the bird” on live television, some expected some type of punishment, but NASCAR announced there would be no action taken against Wallace. The league said Wallace informed them that he had directed the gesture toward a friend and that there was no malice behind the move.

NASCAR Confirms Investigation into Hack of Bubba Wallace Radio During Last Race

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