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WASHINGTON (AP) NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump took a sideswipe at the racing organization for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the team garage stall.
Trump suggested Bubba Wallace should apologize after the sport rallied around him after the noose was found in his assigned stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Federal authorities
the noose had been hanging since October and was not a hate crime. NASCAR and the FBI have exclusively referred to the rope - which was used to pull the garage door closed - as a noose.