Bubba Wallace expressed relief that the noose found in his garage last weekend wasn’t intended for him, but he defended the investigations by NASCAR and the FBI into the incident.
The FBI announced Tuesday that photographic evidence showed that the noose was present at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway garage as far back as last fall, proving that it wasn’t placed specifically for Wallace to see it.
However, Wallace, the only Black driver who currently competes in NASCAR‘s top-level Cup Series, said Wednesday that the decision to look into the noose’s presence was warranted.
Speaking on ESPN’s “First Take” (video above), Wallace said, “Yes, it was a garage pull for our stall at Talladega, but that was in the solid shape of a noose. And when my guys seen that, when my crew member had seen that —