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Bubba Wallace Feels 'Relieved' FBI Investigation Didn't Reveal Hate Crime

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace issued a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the FBI's findings into a noose found his garage stall this week, saying he felt "relieved that the investigation revealed that this wasn't what we feared it was."

On Tuesday evening, the FBI announced that Wallace was not the target of a hate crime despite a noose being discovered in his garage Sunday at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway. The investigation found that the noose was in Talladega Superspeedway's garage No. 4—the garage Wallace was assigned—as early as October 2019.

"This was obviously well before the 43 team's arrival and garage assignment," NASCAR said in a statement.