Following NASCAR’s Statement, Bubba Wallace Insists To Don Lemon “It Was A Noose” Hanging In His Garage

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During Tuesday’s airing of “CNN Tonight” with host Don Lemon, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace dismissed the FBI investigation that concluded an alleged “noose” found in the garage he was recently assigned to at Talladega Superspeedway was a garage door pull, which had been there since last year and not a hate crime directed at him.

In the CNN interview, Bubba Wallace insisted that the rope is “a straight-up noose”, though he confirmed he had not personally seen the rope– only photos of it.

NASCAR released a statement Tuesday, saying “The FBI has completed its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and determined that Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime.”

Appearing on CNN after NASCAR’s statement, Bubba Wallace told Don Lemon: “I’ve been racing all of my life. We’ve raced out of hundreds of garages that never had garage pulls like that. So people that want to call it a garage pull and put out all the videos and photos of knots being as their evidence, go ahead, but from the evidence that we have– and I have– it’s a straight-up noose.”

“The FBI has stated it was a noose over and over again,” Wallace claimed. “NASCAR leadership has stated it was a noose. I can confirm that. I actually got evidence of what was hanging in my garage … never seen anything like it.”

Don Lemon asked Wallace: “So what are you saying? Are you saying you don’t believe– do you believe it was intended for you in that way? Or what are you saying here?” Video Below

“It was a noose. It was a noose, whether tied in 2019 or wherever. It was a noose. It wasn’t directed at me, but somebody tied a noose, that’s what I’m trying to say. It is a noose,” Bubba Wallace insisted.

On Wednesday, Bubba Wallace tweeted:

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Before the FBI had concluded its investigation, Bubba Wallace told “The View” on Tuesday of the rope: “It’s simple-minded people like that, the ones that are afraid of change…”