NASCAR has banned the display of the Confederate flag at all racetracks. The decision was made two days after Bubba Wallace said it was time for NASCAR to act on the issue.
“The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” NASCAR said in a statement. “Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”
Wallace, who drives for Richard Petty Motorsports and is the only full-time black NASCAR driver, said that there is no place for the Confederate flag at NASCAR events.