Bubba Wallace: ‘String’ found in the black NASCAR driver’s garage was not a crime, FBI says | US News


No charges will be laid on an alleged noose found hanging in the garage of a black NASCAR driver after it appeared that he had been there since the month of October.

The FBI has launched an investigation after the string has been found in Bubba Wallace garage stall on the circuit, Talladega, Alabama, on Sunday.

Wallacethe sport is the only full-time african-American driver, was called to the discovery at the time as a ” despicable act of racism and hatred “.

Wallace said he was “incredibly sad” after the alleged noose was found

But in a statement on Tuesday, the us authorities said that an investigation had concluded that ” no federal crime has been committed “.

Video of the evidence had revealed the “noose” had been in the garage in the month of October 2019, and “nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be affected” to the stall, according to the joint statement of the minister of justice Jay E of the City and of the FBI special agent Johnnie Strong Jr

NASCAR has said, the FBI concluded that Wallace “has not been the target of a hate crime,” and the article was ” a garage door to pull the rope fashioned like a noose “.

The motor sport body, and added that he was ” grateful to learn that this was not an intentional, racist act against Bubba “.

However, a challenge, Wallace said there is no confusion and the rope had been fashioned into a noose, a symbol connected to lynching and American, the slave of history.

Bubba Wallace, has insisted the rope was a noose

He told CNN: “It was a noose. If it were tied up in 2019 … it is a noose. ”

The 26-year-old driver has never seen the rope, but said NASCAR President Steve Phelps came to see it Sunday night with ” the tears streaming down his face “.

“The evidence he gave me was that a hate crime has been committed, quote on quote,” Wallace said.

“NASCAR was worried about Talladega. We’ve had that one circled on the radar with everything that is happening. ”

The Wood Brothers Racing team, said one of its employees alerted the team on Monday, he recalled that “the sight of a tied handle in the garage get to the bottom of the rope,” when NASCAR ran at Talladega in October.

The team said he immediately alerted the NASCAR and helped the investigation.

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA - JUNE 22: Bubba Wallace, driver of the no. 43 to the Victory Junction Chevrolet, is hosted by Kevin Harvick, driver of the # 4 Busch Light Ford, after the NASCAR drivers pushed Wallace to the front of the grid as a sign of solidarity with the driver prior to the NASCAR Cup GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020 Talladega, Alabama. A noose was found in the garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway one week after the organization banned the flag Confederate to its facilities. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Wallace offered the support of his fellow NASCAR drivers after the noose was found

A member of the crew of Richard Petty Motorsports found the rope on Sunday and contacted the FBI, which has sent 15 officers to the track to investigate.

The discovery came after Wallace had managed to push the race car of the series of ban the flag Confederate at its sites in less than two weeks ago.

It has led some disgruntled fans with flags Confederate car in front of the main entrance to the Alabama race track before the race on Sunday.

A plane flew above the runway by pulling a banner of the flag that read Defund the NASCAR.

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Following the discovery of the alleged noose on Sunday, Wallace has issued a statement on social media in which he said the ” despicable act of racism and hatred that leaves me incredibly sad.”

Wallace said the incident ” is a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and the degree of persistence, we need to be in the fight against racism “.

“My mother told me today,” They are just trying to scare you’, ” he writes.

“It’s not going to break me, I will not give me not over to the bottom. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe. “


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