“When Is This Gonna Stop” – NASCAR Community Including Bubba Wallace & Jimmie Johnson Reacts to Horrific Tragedy in Texas

Published 05/25/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

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After the horrific tragedy that took place in Texas on Tuesday, NASCAR driver for 23XI Racing, Bubba Wallace penned down a heartbreaking note for the victims of the incident. Along with him, a few other big names from the racing community like Jimmie Johnson and Michael Waltrip also reacted as 19 students and two adults were killed during a Texas school shooting at an elementary school Tuesday afternoon.

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This tragedy prompted Bubba Wallace to pen down a heartfelt note through his Twitter account.

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He wrote, “I remember elementary school. I remember not having a worry in the world. I remember having recess. I remember have my first crush on my classmate in 1st grade. I remember being just a KID. Growing up and often thinking about those years and how times were much easier…Breaks my heart knowing those kids won’t be able to simply reminisce on the “good times” when they are older.”

“Breaks my heart knowing that, that teacher won’t be able to help mold and shape those kids into becoming successful adults in their future,” the thread continued.

“All of this was taken from those innocent people. For what? When is this gonna stop? To Robb Elementary, the kids and teachers. We love you!”

The foundation dedicated to children by former NASCAR driver

Jimmie Johnson, arguably the greatest NASCAR driver in history, has won the hearts of many through his racing skills. However, off-track, the current INDYCAR driver also runs a foundation aimed at bettering the lives of millions of unprivileged children.

Speaking about his foundation, Johnson revealed in an interview from last year that “it just feels right.”

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“I didn’t have much growing up, but my parents were extremely generous with the things that were valuable and important to them and shared that with our neighbors and family friends. I think just growing up in that environment instilled this in me,” he added.

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The seven-time Cup Series champion added that he sees the difference that taking time can make to someone along with the financial donations.

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“Plus, it just feels good and I’ve kept that going,” Jimmie Johnson added.

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.
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