The noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace‘s garage stall on Sunday has been deemed a garage door pull, federal authorities and NASCAR confirmed Tuesday. But Wallace is standing firm, saying: “It’s a straight-up noose.”
FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. released a statement regarding the investigation on Tuesday, saying: “On Monday, 15 FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed.”
NASCAR drivers rally around Bubba Wallace after noose found in his garage stall
Per the FBI findings, the door pull in Garage No. 4 — Wallace’s assigned garage that weekend — had been there as early as October 2019, local publication AL.com reported.
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NASCAR also released a statement saying that the 26-year-old driver “was not the victim of a hate crime” and that “photographic evidence confirms that the garage door pull fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall.”
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing,” NASCAR said.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 23, 2020
On Wednesday afternoon, Wallace shared a statement describing the “emotional few days”…