Bubba Wallace‘s girlfriend, Amanda Carter, wrote an Instagram post thanking NASCAR fans for their support after a “noose” was found in Wallace’s garage bay at Talladega on Sunday.
Carter also urged white people – including herself – to examine their prejudices.
“We must continue the conversation, no one is exempt from taking a look at themselves,” wrote Carter, who has dated Wallace for 2 years. “The fact I date a black man does not exempt me.”
Carter’s post included the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.
The “noose” turned out to be a garage door pull-down rope that can be seen in photos and videos of the same garage #4 as far back as 2017 (see video below).
The same pull-down rope is seen in this video image from Nov. 2019. The loop at the end of the rope at garage bay #4 – the garage assigned to Wallace’s team — shows the loop is cut off and the rope is shorter than it was in 2019.
The video tour below of the Talladega garage shows ropes with hand loops hanging at every garage door.
Even though bloggers have provided incontrovertible proof that similar ropes with loops on the end are hanging at all NASCAR garage doors, Wallace and NASCAR officials continue to insist Wallace is the victim of racism.
In an appearance on The View on Tuesday, Wallace, who is the only Black or biracial driver in NASCAR, confirmed he spoke with the FBI about the alleged hate crime.
He called doubters who believe the noose story is a PR stunt “simple-minded people” who are “afraid of change, they use everything in their power to defend what they stand up for… instead of trying to listen and understand what’s going on.”