NASCAR said it’s still investigating why a rope, which had been in a garage stall at Talladega for months, was tied into a noose in the first place.
The noose found in the garage stall of NASCAR’s only Black driver, Bubba Wallace, had been there since as early as October 2019, the FBI announced Tuesday evening.
U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp said the FBI used video to verify the noose had been hanging from the garage door in stall number 4 at Talladega Superspeedway for several months. Wallace’s team was only assigned that specific stall last week and authorities said nobody could have known that would be the case.
NASCAR said it was the lone garage stall with a pull down rope that resembled a noose.
The FBI said it has decided not to pursue any charges after reviewing all of the facts in the case so far.
Wallace successfully pushed NASCAR two weeks ago to ban the Confederate flag at all its tracks and events and has become an activist for the sport during a push for racial equality.
NASCAR has defended its reaction and insisted it would call the FBI…