NASCAR announced Tuesday evening that the "noose" found in black driver Bubba Wallace's garage Sunday was actually not a noose, but instead a garage door pull rope that has been there since last fall, before Wallace was assigned to that garage:
Mark Dice tweeted a video early Tuesday showing the pull rope in the garage stall:
Other social media users made the discovery as well before the FBI announcement:
🔦 Wallace is the only black driver in NASCAR. After it was reported that a "noose" was found in his garage stall amid heightened racial tensions in America, widespread outrage ensued. The entire field of fellow NASCAR drivers pushed his car to the front of the pack in a display of solidarity with him.
Wallace's initial response to the "noose":