The Conservative Treehouse reported this early Tuesday morning, and now it has been confirmed. The FBI has completed its investigation of the incident in which NASCAR has claimed that someone left a noose in the Talladega Raceway garage assigned to African American driver Bubba Wallace. It turns out the “noose” was actually the pull rope for the garage door, and had been tied in the shape of a tiny noose – so people could get a batter handhold on the damn thing – in the garage since last year, when no one could have possibly known that the garage would end up being assigned to NASCAR’s only Black driver:
FBI Statement released late Tuesday afternoon:
On Monday, fifteen FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway. 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.
“The FBI has completed its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and determined that Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime,” NASCAR said in a statement. “The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment. We appreciate the FBl’s quick and thorough investigation and are thankful to learn that this was not an intentional, racist act against Bubba. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing.”
Good lord. What a bunch of drama queens.
UPDATE: I just can’t leave this there.
It is important to note, I think, that each and every NASCAR official, driver and pit crew member present for yesterday’s race at Talladega participated willingly in this scam, whether they knew it was a scam or not. NASCAR in fact staked its’ sport’s entire reputation on what turns out to be a damn fairy tale.
It is possible that Bubba Wallace himself was not aware of the fact that this was in fact a scam. On the other hand, who among you would be surprised that the guy driving the “Black Lives Matter” race car would willingly and knowingly become racing’s version of Jussie Smollet?
The most infuriating part of this is knowing with absolute certainty that the U.S. Department of Justice will make no effort whatsoever to serve justice upon the jackass or jackasses who wasted FBI resources by filing what was without any question at all a false report.
I sure am glad I never was a car racing fan, because I would have to give that up along with the NFL and Major League Baseball after this.
That is all.
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