Buba Wallace found himself under fire from critics for finding noose in his garage. He thinks it has been in the garage since 2019 and that he has nothing to do with it. "I'm mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity," Wallace told as quoted by CNN.
"This will not break me, none of the allegations of being a hoax will break me or tear me down. It will p*ss me off, absolutely. But that only fuels the competitive drive in me to shut everybody up. "It was a noose.
Whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. So, it wasn't directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That's what I'm saying." "It's been an emotional few days," he said. "First off, I want to say how relieved I am that the investigation revealed that this wasn't what we feared it was.
I want to thank my team, NASCAR, and the FBI for acting swiftly and treating this as a real threat. "I think we'll gladly take a little embarrassment over what the alternatives could have been. Make no mistake, though some will try, this should not detract from the show of unity we had on Monday, and the progress we've made as a sport to be a more welcoming environment for all."
It turned out that Wallace was right. After the investigation, it was determined that he did not commit any crime "On Monday, 15 FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway," Town and Sharp Jr.
said in a joint statement. "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."