BREAKING: FBI says the noose in Bubba Wallace's garage had been there since at least October 2019 and calls it a 'misunderstanding'
Federal authorities announced Tuesday that the noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace's garage stall Sunday had been there since at least October last year
They said no charges would be filed
A crew member for Richard Petty Motorsports discovered the noose Sunday
NASCAR was alerted and contacted the FBI
Wallace is the only Black driver at NASCAR's top level
He successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag two weeks ago
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.
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 Alabama race track.
NASCAR was alerted and contacted the FBI, which sent 15 agents to the track to investigate. They determined no federal crime was committed.