Bubba Wallace Reacts To People Accusing Him Of Faking Noose Incident For Publicity ‘I’m Pissed Because People Are Trying To Test My Character’


On Tuesday afternoon the FBI and NASCAR revealed that Bubba Wallace was not subjected to a hate crime when a noose was found in his garage at Sunday’s Cup Series race at Talladega.

The FBI concluded that the “noose” was a knot tied to make the garage door easier to bring down. They also found that the knot that had been around since October 2019.

“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.”

Wallace appeared on CNN for an interview with Don Lemon to give his side of the story and to give his reaction to people on social media accusing him of faking the incident for publicity.

“I’m pissed. I’m mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity. They’re not stealing that away from me but they’re just trying to test that.

As a person that doesn’t need the fame, doesn’t need the hype I could care two craps about that but I’m reading too much into it.

Wallace goes on to explain that he had never seen a garage pull like the one he had been shown in images at Talladega.

“The image that I have, that I have seen, of what was hanging in my garage is not a garage loop,” “I’ve been racing all of my life, we’ve raced out of hundreds of garages that have never had garage pulls like that.”

“It was a noose,” “Whether it was tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. It wasn’t directed at me, but someone tied a noose. It is a noose”

For reference here’s what the garage pull looked like at Talladega.

In Wallace’s defense, he never saw the “noose” in person, instead a member of his team alerted NASCAR, who then released a statement and conducted an internal investigation alongside the FBI.