By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to NASCAR, there was no noose at Talladega Superspeedway. In fact, it was a garage drawstring with a gap.
The FBI has concluded its investigation with no evidence to prove it was a noose. They showed that this drawstring had been there since last fall.
“The FBI has completed its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and determined that Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime,” NASCAR said in a statement. “The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment.
“We appreciate the FBI’s quick and thorough investigation and are thankful to learn that this was not an intentional, racist act against Bubba. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing.”
The NASCAR community thought that Wallace was being targeted. They began an investigation into the matter — which concluded two days later.
Wallace also thought that somebody was out to get him. But that was no the case.
Even NASCAR President Steve Phelps threatened a lifetime ban for the person or persons responsible. It was a huge uproar for what turned out to be nothing.