NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says he’s glad that it was not a noose hanging in his garage at Talladega on Sunday (6/21).
Wallace tweeted out a statement on Wednesday about the alleged noose found in his garage, saying that he’s “relieved” to know it wasn’t meant for him, but embarrassed by the mixup after the FBI ended its hate crime investigation.
He stated in part, “It’s been an emotional few days. 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.”
Wallace added, “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.”
The FBI determined that the noose found in Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday had been there since at least last year and was not intended to be racist.