The comments came just hours after NASCAR discovered a noose hung over the car driven by Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway
On Sunday night, a noose was discovered over the car of Bubba Wallace. It was hung in the garage area while cars sit impounded.
NASCAR has reported the case to the FBI. They will handle any criminal investigation.
Bubba Wallace is NASCAR’s only African-American driver in the Cup Series. Several weeks ago, he pushed for the sport to ban the Confederate flag.
NASCAR banned the flag ahead of Martinsville Speedway. There’s since been a wide range of disapproval regarding the ban.
Around midnight last night, Hunter Bullins sent out a series of tweets that drew a negative reaction. These tweets were sent just hours after the announcement that a noose had been discovered in the garage.
Bullins worked as a gas man for the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Brandon Brown. He is hired from the 3rd party to work for the Brandonbilt Motorsports team.
Hunter Bullins, “Show me where there has been blatant racism in NASCAR. Bubba Wallace, sorry this happened to ya bro. But, this sport has never been criticized for being at all racist.”
The twitter account has since been deleted.
Brandon Brown and team removes gasman Hunter Bullins
Brandon Brown released a note this morning via social media addressing the comments from his gasman the night prior:
“Blatant racism will not be tolerated on my team, we do not associate with the actions or words of Mr. Bullins,” Brandon Brown stated.
“I was shocked to see what was brought to light this morning and I am having Brandonbilt Motorsports take action immediately. Myself and my team will work with his organization to make the necessary changes to have a new member on our team for the weekends.”
“Please understand he is from a 3rd party organization, not a direct hire from BMS.”
“We hope everyone can join us in standing with Bubba to have his back and make the races an inclusive environment for all,” Brown concluded.