Day: June 27, 2020

Bubba Wallace debriefs in interviews, defends crew member who spotted noose

Bubba Wallace expressed relief that the noose found in his garage last weekend wasn’t intended for him, but he defended the investigations by NASCAR and the FBI into the incident.

The FBI announced Tuesday that photographic evidence showed that the noose was present at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway garage as far back as last fall, proving that it wasn’t placed specifically for Wallace to see it.

However, Wallace, the only Black driver who currently competes in NASCAR‘s top-level Cup Series, said Wednesday that the decision to look into the noose’s presence was warranted.

Speaking on ESPN’s “First Take” (video above), Wallace said, “Yes, it was a garage pull for our stall at Talladega, but that was in the solid shape of a noose. And when my guys seen that, when my crew member had seen that —

1999 Honda Prelude Type SH Review | Retro first drive, what it’s like to drive, pricing

Autoblog wasn’t around for the literal first drive review, but as they say, it’s better late than never. Take a trip down memory lane in our latest retro first drive.

 “Designed to be an aggressive sports coupe with superior handling, the Prelude is intended to appeal to drivers who will appreciate its high level of performance and refinement,” the press release for the 1997 Honda Prelude reads.

And that’s just the first sentence. Paragraphs and pages of technical details follow, all explaining why the Prelude’s new fifth-generation model was far superior to the already outstanding previous car. Maybe Honda product planners knew it at the time, or maybe they didn’t, but this was to be the last of many generations of Prelude. The audience was to be no different than before. The Prelude would remain a pricey two-door, aimed at