Apparently, NASCAR doesn’t know the difference between a noose and a knotted loop. Bubba Williams said there was a noose in his garage, but the FBI said whatever it was wasn’t put there as an intimidation tactic. There is not practical reason for a noose to be used in a garage unless it was there for intimidation. On the other hand, a knotted loop at the end of a rope has much utility especially when it serves as a handle to pull down the garage door. Nooses which are slip knots are not used for pulling things down. So, if there was a noose at the end of the rope to pull down the door, it was most certainly an intimidation tactic. The question remains, “If there was a noose in the garage, how could it not be for any other purpose than intimidation?”

    Anglers loop (above)

    Noose (above)

    It is virtually impossible to confuse these two knots.