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Posts Falsely Claim Wallace Mistook ‘Automotive Belt for a Noose’

Posts Falsely Claim Wallace Mistook ‘Automotive Belt for a Noose’

A Facebook post posing as a news story falsely claims that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace had mistaken an automotive belt in his garage for a noose, citing a June 21 NASCAR statement as its source. In fact, the NASCAR statement issued that day said nothing about an automotive belt or Wallace being “mistaken.”