Three days after Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only black driver, raced in a Black Lives Matter car, Kyle Weatherman drove in a Thin Blue Line car on NASCAR’s secondary circuit.
Weatherman, 22, raced the car Saturday during the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Hooters 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The car’s hood featured an American flag with a blue line in the middle, and the sides and back had the hashtag #BackTheBlue.
“A lot going on in the world right now and I wanted to express that most first responders are good people. My uncle is a firefighter and he would do anything to help save lives,” Weatherman wrote on Twitter about the car.
Weatherman later tweeted, “I absolutely I support the black men and women of this country and also support all first responders also. LOVE EVERYONE 🙏🏻.”
The paint job was described as a Thin Blue Line scheme by Mike Harmon Racing. Weatherman finished 37th after a transmission problem.
During a NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, Wallace’s car featured the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on the sides and the message “Compassion, Love, Understanding” on the day NASCAR banned the Confederate flag. After the ban, NASCAR Truck Series driver Ray Ciccarelli said he’s quitting the sport.