NASCAR’s Bubba Walllace Responds to FBI Findings
A large crowd of NASCAR drivers, crewmen, and the support staff rallied behind Bubba Wallace, the only black race car driver after an alleged noose was found hanging at the entrance of his car’s garage doorway. Iconic footage emerged where the drivers pushed Wallace’s car in solidarity with Bubba Wallace and the anti-racist movement. Breaking down in tears, Wallace thanked everyone who was with him at that moment. However, the FBI’s report claims that there were no racist attempts towards the race driver. “…Was not a target of a hate crime”, the report said.
NASCAR drivers, pit crew members and others walked alongside Bubba Wallace and escorted his Number 43 car in a show of support at the Talladega Superspeedway a day after a noose was found in his garage https://t.co/VWpYpdPU2C pic.twitter.com/wJrJ88OI6x
— CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2020
NASCAR’s Wallace Reacts To FBI Report
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the noose was not meant to incite a racist attack on Bubba Wallace. However, Wallace did not like their findings.
“I’m pissed. I’m made because people are trying to test my character, and the person that I am, and my integrity. And they’re not stealing that away from me, but they’re just trying to test that.” – Bubba Wallace
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 23, 2020
The NASCAR driver insisted that what he saw at his garage door was not a garage puller. “It’s a straight-up noose”, he told CNN. He further added that he has evidence that what he saw was not something from the ordinary. People have mixed feelings about this news as many claim what Bubba saw was not a noose. One of them even straight up tweeted that Bubba was lying. Check this out:
Keep lying Jussie! pic.twitter.com/wq8JYpjCX6
— Garrett Stubbs (@54to1) June 24, 2020
According to the FBI, the noose had been tied as early as the last fall. This was well before the 43 teams arrived and set up garage duties. They further added that this was not intentional or even a racist attempt at the NASCAR driver, Bubba. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing”, told NASCAR.