NASCAR: Suspected 'noose' in the garage for Bubba Wallace was a garage door pull rope

Credit: NASCAR / Chris Graythen

(KKTV) The FBI says the suspected noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since 2019.

NASCAR is reporting the item in question was actually a garage door pull rope "fashioned like a noose."

No federal charges will be filed.

The following statement was posted to the Department of Justice website on Tuesday:
“On Monday, fifteen FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed.

The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week. The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019. Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.

The decision not to pursue federal charges is proper after reviewing all available facts and all applicable federal laws. We offer our thanks to NASCAR, Mr. Wallace, and everyone who cooperated with this investigation.”