Bubba Wallace is the only black driver in NASCAR’s top series. He said the FBI determined that there was no crime in hanging a noose in his track garage, which made him feel relieved, but He was frustrated by certain reactions.
Wallace told Craig Melvin on NBC’s “Today” program on Wednesday about the noose found in his garage stall on the weekend. He said: “I know like many others that it is not For me, I feel relieved for this.” “But people are always testing you and always trying to debunk you, which is still frustrating, and this is what I am trying to do now.”
He said that some people now call him “forgery” and falsely imply that he was the one who found and reported the noose, when in fact it was not.
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The FBI said on Tuesday that it had determined that the noose found in the Wallace garage at the Talladega Speedway in Alabama was a pull rope, which was placed there in October and was distributed early in the booth Before giving Wallace. Wallace said on Wednesday that the FBI told him that the cables in the garage were lasso-shaped, although not functional.
“Photo evidence I have seen and possessed [shows] This is a noose garage pull. I don’t know when to release the image…it’s alarming, it makes the hair on the back of the neck stand upright. “Wallace said.
“It must be lasso-shaped. This is not a normal noose,” Wallace said.
According to a joint statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI, after a noose was found on the track, a review of the security video showed that the video was made a few months ago.
The statement said Wallace was allocated garage space last week, and this development “no one can know” in 2019.
The statement said: “On Monday, fifteen agents of the FBI conducted multiple interviews on the situation of the Talladega Highway.” “After thoroughly reviewing the facts and evidence concerning this incident, we concluded that No federal crimes have been committed.”
NASCAR confirmed on Tuesday that photographic evidence indicates that the garage door pull rope is shaped like a lasso and has been placed in the stall since last fall.
Nazca said of Wallace’s car number: “Obviously this was before the 43rd convoy arrived and assigned the garage.” “We are grateful for the FBI’s prompt and thorough investigation and are happy to learn that this is not Intentional racist actions against Buba.”
Wallace once said that the noose was reported to him by NASCAR President Steve Phelps for the first time.
Phelps said on a virtual conference call that the rope had not been noticed because it had not raced on the track since October.
Phelps added: “I want to stay awake for the 43 teams.” “The 43 teams have nothing to do with this. The evidence is clear that the noose in that garage was in the garage before.”
Phelps said that Nazca will continue to conduct an internal investigation to investigate why the ropes are fully rigged.
The league discovered the noose on Sunday, less than two weeks before the league banned the league flag on its property and events-a move shortly after Wallace called on NASCAR to issue such a ban.
On Monday, the NASCAR racer stood behind Wallace and appeared in front with the only black competitor on the track.
Wallace posted a picture of a moving image on the Geico 500 after the rain at Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama, with a word caption: “Together”.