Day: June 24, 2020

Noose in NASCAR pit garage had been there for months, FBI concludes

NASCAR drivers push the Bubba Wallace’s car to the front of the grid on pit road in a show of solidarity before the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday. (John David Mercer-USA Today via Reuters)

 

The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver.

U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. said its investigation determined “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.”

A crew member for Richard Petty Motorsports discovered the noose Sunday at the

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