The Sons of Confederate Veterans claimed responsibility for the stunt, less than a month after it had flown a banner calling for NASCAR to be defunded.
"I don't know why he does this," the former secretary of state said.
South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham said NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has nothing to apologize for and he rebuked President Donald Trump's Monday tweet defending the confederate flag.
The White House stands by President Donald Trump's call for a Black NASCAR driver to apologize after a noose was reported hanging in his garage stall at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama last month, even though the driver wasn't the person who reported the rope.
After Donald Trump launched false accusations against a Black NASCAR driver, one of the drivers who stood up for Bubba Wallace has seemingly retracted his criticism of the president.
The political action committee (PAC) called Patriots for America spent $350,000 to sponsor Corey LaJoie's car for nine races, starting this Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A Tennessee-based SCV group claimed responsibility for the Confederate flag flyover at Talladega, saying NASCAR's banning of the flag was "un-American," and that it trampled on "First Amendment rights of free expression" for Southerners.
It happened Wednesday after a controversial statement.
An FBI investigation concluded the noose found in the NASCAR driver's garage was simply a pull rope.
On Tuesday the FBI determined the 26-year-old had not been victim of a crime after a pull rope shaped like a noose was found in his garage.
The FBI deployed 15 special agents to conduct numerous interviews to say the noose in Bubba Wallace's garage stall was not a hate crime, but rather a misunderstanding.
A message reading "#IStandWithBubba" was painted onto the grass at Talladega Superspeedway before the Geico 500 began Monday afternoon.
A number of right-wing commentators have showed skepticism that a noose was found in the NASCAR driver's garage stall.
"Today's despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go," Wallace wrote on Twitter.
"We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation," NASCAR said in a statement.
The aircraft flew over the speedway prior to Sunday's Geico 500, which is part of NASCAR's restart to the season because of COVID-19.
Terhune films videos where he plays a "front-seat philosopher," who weighs in on political and cultural issues from his truck—and now he's getting millions of views for it.
Several top NASCAR drivers cut ties with helmet painter Jason Beam and his company Beam Designs after a series of posts on social media disparaging NASCAR's ban on the Confederate flag.
A Wednesday post to the Facebook page of NASCAR truck driver and owner Ray Ciccarelli suggested he would quit after the 2020 season, describing moves the company made against racial injustice as "political BS."
Bernice King is the youngest child of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She simply called NASCAR "family" on Wednesday.
NASCAR has already paved the way for American sports to return, including racing with no fans and limiting the number of pit crew members. Now, NASCAR has prohibited the Confederate flag and ended its policy requiring teams to stand during the national anthem.
From Bubba Wallace to Ryan Blaney, a host of NASCAR drivers have called for the sport to ban the Confederate flag from its racetracks.
NASCAR will hold their annual Memorial Day weekend race without fans in attendance.
Real auto racing on a real track returned to American TV on Sunday while the rest of the sports world remains in virtual reality. Here are the results from The Real Heroes 400 in Darlington.
Sunday's race is called The Real Heroes 400 as part of The Real Heroes Project, a collaborative effort between 14 sports leagues, including NASCAR, to honor the first responders on the front lines battling the coronavirus.
"As I watched in the next 24 hours of the crash, I had to make myself believe what I went through," Newman said Thursday. "That tells me God was involved. I feel like a complete walking miracle."
NASCAR plans on seven races in 11 days, including the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600. NHRA hopes for the Gatornationals in early June to have spectators in the stands.
A live stream video of NASCAR driver Kyle Larson went viral Monday as the audio clearly revealed him using a racial slur while testing his microphone during an online racing video game event.
With his victory Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada, Logano has now won at least one race in each of the last nine seasons.
"I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel and battling for another race win in the Roush Fenway Ford," said Ryan Newman, who has a head injury from the Daytona 500 crash, but no broken bones or internal injuries.