NASCAR: FBI investigation determined Bubba Wallace was not target of a hate crime

An FBI investigation has determined that driver Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime, according to NASCAR.
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An FBI investigation has determined that driver Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime, according to NASCAR.

Federal authorities descended on Talladega Superspeedway on Monday to investigate the discovery of a noose in Wallace’s garage stall.

NASCAR released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

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

 

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