NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace went on CNN last night to talk with Don Lemon about the alleged noose that was found in his garage. After an FBI investigation determined it was not a garage pull instead, Wallace insisted to Lemon that he believes people are trying to question his integrity.
“I’m mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity,” he said Tuesday night. “What was hanging in my garage is not a garage pull,” he continued.
“It was a noose,” Wallace added. “Whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. So, it wasn’t directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That’s what I’m saying.”
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“Integrity..something nobody will ever be able to take away from me. God will always test us to show how strong we truly are. Still standing proud and still smiling,” Wallace tweeted following the interview with Don Lemon.
NASCAR issued a statement about the ordeal, saying they were “angry and outraged.”
“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” the statement read. “We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport.”
Several weeks ago, the racing organization banned Confederate Flags from events and logos on cars and issued a statement on the decision.
“The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”