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TC Daily Pit Stop: Fistfight Breaks Out in Stands During All-Star Race; Charlotte Entry Lists Released
TC Daily Pit Stop: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
While the NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway may not have provided a lot of fireworks on the track, two race fans provided fireworks from the stands.
In a video captured by Travis Brown, a Hickory Motor Speedway racer and renowned sim racer known as Moonhead, two men got into a fistfight during a green-flag run in Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race.
The two men, one wearing a white shirt, and the other wearing a gray shirt, got in several good shots at one another before police were able to break the two men apart.
According to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department, the man in the white shirt was the Britton Settle, 26, of Elkin, North Carolina. The Sheriff’s Department says that Settle was the aggressor in the altercation, and was removed from the stands and ejected from the racetrack, but charges were not filed by the man in the gray shirt.
Race: Bubba Wallace, the six-part docu-series released on Netflix in February 2022, has won a Sports Emmy Award for an Outstanding Documentary Series (Serialized).
The docu-series follows Bubba Wallace, the only African-American driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, who in 2020, amidst a global pandemic and ongoing racial injustice in America, was moved to drive forward change – calling for NASCAR to ban the Confederate Flag.
Shortly thereafter, Wallace was thrust into an international spotlight, one that would send his career on a trajectory that would solidify his legacy as an agent of change, while also blossoming sweeping changes to the identity and perception of NASCAR as a sport.
His role in speaking out against the injustices taking place in the United States drew the attention of several corporate sponsors, as well as two close friends that didn’t lack any star-power themselves.
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