Bubba Wallace Vindicated After NASCAR Releases Image Of The Noose

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Bubba Wallace was vindicated on Thursday (at least by social media) after NASCAR released a picture of the noose the FBI dismissed as a "garage pull" -- and it is a noose!

FBI investigated the noose found in his garage -- and ruled that it was not a hate crime.

"I'm pissed. I'm mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity," Wallace told CNN's Don Lemon. "They're not stealing that from me, but trying to test that."

But after NASCAR released the image of the noose, #IStandWithBubba trended on social media.

His mother also recently spoke out about the treatment of her son at the hands of other drivers -- she says several have called him the n-word.

"If he gets into an incident with another driver, they're quick to throw out the n-word," Desiree Wallace said. "He's been told he doesn't belong. We've been through all of that. I teach my son, 'You don't throw back at them. You just get in that race car and win. ... That's the way you fight back. '"