An FBI investigation has revealed NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace was never the victim of a hate crime after a rope used to pull garage doors shut was mistaken for a noose.

The incident took place just weeks after Wallace called for the Confederate flag to be banned from NASCAR events, which the company did two days later.

After the “noose” was found in his garage at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, Wallace went to twitter to condemn the “despicable act of racism.”

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