Bubba Wallace confirms he has already been interviewed by the FBI as part of its investigation into the noose incident ... and he's blasting people who think it was all a hoax.
The NASCAR driver appeared on "The View" on Tuesday -- one day after an inspiring performance at Talladega -- and was asked how he felt about theories the noose was "staged" by NASCAR to garner more support for the Confederate flag ban.
"It offends me that people would go to those measures but again, I'm not shocked," Wallace said.
.@BubbaWallace on those who believe the noose incident was staged: “It’s simple-minded people like that, the ones that 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.” pic.twitter.com/FikMntalwO— The View (@TheView) June 23, 2020 @TheView
"People are entitled to their own opinions to make them feel good and help them sleep at night."
Bubba says law enforcement is all over the case -- "I can now say I've talked to the FBI ... never thought that would happen!"
As for the emotional displays of solidarity at Talladega on Monday -- when all of the competing drivers rallied behind Bubba's car -- Wallace says he was truly moved by the support.
"Every time I watch that video I get emotional and get chills," Wallace said.
.@BubbaWallace tells us his fellow NASCAR drivers and their teams rallying around him before yesterday’s race shows “that love is way stronger than hate.”— The View (@TheView) June 23, 2020 @TheView
“We always show the utmost respect off the racetrack and in times of need, in times of support.” https://t.co/pJXFzthykA pic.twitter.com/QSom7iG3wt
Wallace says they may hate each other on the track, but off the track, the drivers and crews are like a family ... and he's proud to be a part of the NASCAR team.