NASCAR drivers, crew members and others joined together to push Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s car to the front of the racing grid on Monday in a show of solidarity after a noose was found in the driver’s garage stall over the weekend. 

Wallace, the racing circuit's only black driver, simply shared the message “together,” alongside a photo of himself and other drivers on Monday.


NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell shared video footage of the emotional moment, tweeting “No words.”


ESPN Host Rachel Nichols shared that 82-year-old legendary driver Richard Petty also joined the group marching behind Wallace's car on the track at Monday's race. 

NASCAR announced on Sunday that a noose had been found in Wallace’s stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The incident came just weeks after the driver successfully called for the organization to ban displays of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events.  

NASCAR announced that it launched an immediate investigation, calling the incident a “heinous act.” The FBI is also investigating the incident, ESPN reported. 

Wallace tweeted Sunday that the "despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism.”

Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports announced on June 10 that the driver would drive a black car with the phrase “Black Lives Matter” posted on it. It also included the words “Compassion, Love, Understanding” on the hood and an image of Black and white hands clasping.

The changes to the sport come as protests have broken out across the country over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died last month after a former Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest. Nationwide demonstrations have called for widespread police reforms, the removal of statues of Confederate leaders and more.