Ex-NASCAR Driver’s Son Makes Disturbing Comment About Bubba Wallace Incident


Full disclosure: Much of what you’ll read in this post is disturbing.

As you surely have heard by now, NASCAR an the FBI have opened an investigation into who hung a noose in Darrell Wallace Jr.’s garage stall Sunday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. The incident has galvanized people — especially those within the NASCAR community — from across the sports world; however, others have had far different reactions.

Among the more alarming responses came from Dustin Skinner, son of longtime NASCAR driver Mike Skinner. Dustin, currently a late model crew chief, has one race — a 2008 Truck Series event — on his NASCAR resume.

Take a look:

“Frankly I wish they would’ve tied (the noose) to (Wallace) and drug him around the pits because he has single-handedly destroyed what I grew up watching and cared about for 30 years now.”

Skinner later attempted to walk back the comments.

Here are a pair of statements from Mike Skinner:

Finally, here’s a statement from Mike’s wife, Ainge Skinner:

“We pray Dustin changes his views,” Angie wrote in a letter. “He already broke down, apologized and realized how horrific and hurtful his comments were. He asked what to do and we suggested apologizing and learning from the outburst. Again, we pray that his views change. But it’s up to him to handle. Mike will not stop loving his son because the public demands him to. Mike will promote his positives and hope he continues to grow and love; reminding him of his good qualities and using love and positivity to change his attitude one day at a time.”

Whether the apologies from Skinner and the statements from his family are genuine obviously is up for debate.

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