The entire NASCAR community came together to show their support for the popular black NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace after it was reported that a noose was found in the NASCAR driver’s assigned garage last week at the Talladega Superspeedway track.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 22, 2020
Only moments ago, both the FBI and DOJ made statements to clarify that there will be no federal charges at the conclusion of their investigation.
Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson tweeted a link to a joint statement by the DOJ, saying the no federal crime was committed, and that a video shows the noose was in garage #4 as early as October 2o19.
BREAKING: DOJ Releases Statement Regarding the Noose Found in NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace’s Garage, have concluded that no federal crime was committed.
A video revealed that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 23, 2020
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Here is a portion of the joint statement from the DOJ and FBI on the noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage, saying it has been in garage #4 as early as Oct. 2019, and that nobody could have known that Bubba Wallace would have been assigned to garage #4 last week when the rope was placed there.
Conservative Treehouse went to work to prove noose was not intentionally placed in garage #4 where Bubba Wallace’s race car was parked last week.
Conservative Treehouse– Throughout the late evening and overnight hours, we have been able to assemble definitive proof the NASCAR story of a noose hanging in the garage of driver Bubba Wallace is a hoax.
When the race team of Bubba Wallace arrived at Talladega Speedway in Alabama, he was assigned to garage stall #4. After reviewing prior 2019 video of that specific garage bay, at that specific speedway; and after reviewing a picture released yesterday showing the FBI investigators on the scene; it is clear the “rope noose” in question was nothing more than a manual garage door pull-down with a hand loop tied into it.
As you can see, the portion of the rope that shows the hand loop (aka “noose”) in 2019 was cut off in 2020. The #4 garage door pull-down rope did not break, it was cut -the hand loop removed- and that’s why it is shorter. The question then becomes was this a mistaken interpretation or an intentional effort to create the appearance of targeted hate?
The answer to that question becomes clear when you look at the same rope on the adjacent stall, #5. A full picture (shown below) shows the pull-down rope on the stall next to Bubba Wallace also contained a hand loop tied into it. However, it is clear from the kinks in the rope the hand loop was untied. Likely by the same person who cut-off the “noose” on stall #4 being used by Bubba Wallace’s crew.
It appears the hand loop (“noose”) in garage stall #5 was untied in order to facilitate the perpetuation of the claim for the hand loop (“noose”) cut-off in Wallace’s stall #4.
A review of the exact garage bay/stall video in November 2019 (race Oct ’19), six months prior to the arrival of Mr. Bubba Wallace’s team, shows the hand loop as it most likely existed when the team arrived:
That is the “hand loop” that was cut from the manual garage door rope and presented by the team of Bubba Wallace and NASCAR as evidence of a “noose”. This simple garage pull-down is what all of the racial stories have surrounded.
Again, here’s the side-by side comparison. In the 2019 picture the pull-down hand loop is present, and in the 2020 picture taken Monday (with FBI officials) it is not.
It is important to note that many manual garage doors at Talladega speedway have these ropes and hand-loops tied into them for use as pull-downs. These same pull-down ropes appear to have been purposefully mistaken for “nooses.” (see more here)
However, it’s not just Bubba Wallace and NASCAR officials driving this hoax.
To give some perspective it’s worth looking at how Auto Weekly framed a completely false racial component. Note: Matt Weaver is the Associate Motorsports Editor for Auto Week USA and Auto Week Racing:
History won't remember the racist and incorrigible act committed by someone on Sunday at Talladega.
Instead it will remember how the NASCAR community rose to the occasion to support one of their own. Here's how #IStandWithBubba was conceived and received.https://t.co/ciudf9W0G2
— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) June 23, 2020
When Mr. Weaver was confronted with the evidence that Bubba Wallace’s claim was based on a clearly fabricated or misinterpreted story, Matt Weaver immediately responded jaw-agape by saying he had asked NASCAR about the possibility of the “noose” being a simple garage door pull down rope and NASCAR confirmed to him it was not:
Kudos to Conservative Treehouse for doing such a great job of uncovering this horrible hoax and shame on Mr. Weaver for peddling hatred and division without confirmation of his vile claim.