Geico 500 rained out, invesitgation into noose found in Wallace garage

Though thunderstorms postponed the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, it was still an eventful day at the Alabama track. NASCAR said a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the circuit’s lone full-time black driver who was instrumental in the sport instituting a ban on the Confederate flag at all races.

The controversial Civil War symbol was still present, however, as a plane flew over the speedway prior to the race with a Confederate banner attached. The flag was also spotted on streets leading to the track. As for the Geico 500, it was rescheduled for today with a 2 p.m. Central start time.