The noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace‘s garage stall on Sunday has been deemed a garage door pull, federal authorities and NASCAR confirmed Tuesday.
But in an interview with CBS News on Wednesday morning, Wallace said the item found in his garage “in fact was a noose.”
FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. released a statement regarding the investigation on Tuesday, saying: “On Monday, 15 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.”
At a Monday afternoon race following the incident, NASCAR drivers and crew members showed their solidarity with Wallace by pushing his car to the front of the grid at the Talladega Superspeedway.
Wallace has been at the forefront of changes within NASCAR, most recently the removal of the Confederate flag on racetracks.