FBI Investigating Noose Left in Talladega Garage of Bubba Wallace: NASCAR President

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NASCAR President Steve Phelps said on Monday that the FBI will be investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace.

Wallace is NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver who successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues less than two weeks ago.

“Birmingham office of the FBI, and they are currently on site and they’ve started their investigation,” Phelps said during a teleconference call.

“You know, obviously, this is a very, very serious act and we take it as such. We will do everything in our power to make sure that whoever has committed this act comes to justice and comes to light,” he said.

U.S. Attorney Jay Town also confirmed that the FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division were involved in the investigation.

Phelps said the noose was found Sunday afternoon by a crew member he did not identify and security as notified.

He said security had been stepped up and the FBI was “currently on site” at the track, just two hours before Monday’s postponed race.

The stock car series, founded in the South more than 70 years ago, has tried to distance itself from the flag for years at the risk of alienating a core group of its fan base.

At Wallace’s urging, it went ahead with the ban as the nation grapples with social unrest largely tied to George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police.

NASCAR has not outlined how it will enforce the restriction and this week’s race at Talladega, in the heart of the South, presented the series with its biggest test in the early going.

Disgruntled fans with Confederate flags drove past the main entrance to the Alabama race track prior to Sunday’s race, while a plane flew above the track pulling a banner of the flag that read “Defund NASCAR.”

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Comments

Tus Nalgas Son Mias says:

There was NO noose!!!
It was proven by countless FBI agents that it was a DOOR PULL.
This NOBODY got his 15 minutes of fame, apologize for YOUR mistake and MOVE ON!!!
Why is this stooge even in Nascar when he acts like this, with this deep seeded hatred, narcissism and victim mentality?
Probably mad because he's a diversity hire.
That's why you don't hire losers based on race.

464batman says:

A garage door pull got everyone screaming racism.
Can’t make this stuff up.

Mr A says:

People being killed in the street, 15 FBI agents investigating a rope.

White Lives Matter says:

Bubba smullet should be arrested you couldn't hang my dog from the garage door rope. Noose it was a freaking boy scout knot. So much racism you have to make up fake hate crimes to push a fake narrative. Smh

nustada says:

I watch noosecar because I love race card driving.

Mark Gibson says:

Weird how NO ONE took a picture of said “Noose”??

Tony Smith says:

Just another racist hoax gaslighted by the leftist media. Why? Because they wanted it to be true so they could blame President Trump. Bubba is the new Jussie Smollett.

Steven D. Bennett says:

No noose is good noose.
Just shows how liberals are such gullible fools. The sane saw the hoax immediately.

Rollo Tomasi says:

This just in… Bubba found a white sheet in his hotel Room. KKK members are being questioned. If they can find any.

BATH FART says:

Don't worry yall Officer doofie is on da case 😆 😆 😆 no more racisms

James Morrow says:

Hey Bubba Wallace how about shutting up and winning a race

John barfneck says:

'if' repeat 'if' the fbi investigators decided not to go after the person who committed the crime and prosecute them ?…….its most likely because the evidence probably lead back to the person who claimed someone else put it in their garage……..is what the rest of the united states is thinking …….

Brandon Timm says:

Bubba Smollet !

Hill Monica says:

New reporting from jussie wallace news:
Bubba smollett reporting:
Donald Trump is going to sponsor the #45 car, paint it like an American Flag and have MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN on the quarter panel.

The Justice Peace says:

Hoax bullshit on behalf of BLM force him to apologise

Lady Boy says:

Someone tied nooses into my shoes 👟…

Zane Riley says:

So no one in NASCAR knows what a Garage string looks like?……Also A noose is a specific knot. A string or rope with a loop in it does not make it a noose. Bubba smollet.

Skydiver says:

Only stupid morons who have a below 40 I.Q. ever vote for a Democrat.

Skydiver says:

Bubba “Jussie Smollett" Wallace – Watch this politically motivated Hoax go uncorrected.

Vic Hess says:

Meanwhile current breaking news on CNN: Black man finds two nooses attached to each on his shoes. 🙄

Hernando Cortez says:

It was a hoax. It was a garage rope, the same rope that was in every other garage, not just Bubba’s. Once again a racial over reaction to push forward a liberal agenda

Mark Ramsey says:

Kyle did it

Michael Green says:

Let’s keep in mind HE IS HALF WHITE. Not African American. If anything half Caucasian. Lol. But he plays the side that gets him more privileges. Go figure.

ZZZBULL says:

Haaa Haaaa NASCAR Steve Phelps.That political stunt didn't work.Only a hoax.A pull rope.Took FBI to determine that?Are you smarter than a 5th grader?Aye you lost your fan base.Good luck filling those empty seats.

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