NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – NASCAR has banned Confederate flags at racetracks.
The company put out the following statement Wednesday:
“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. 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.”
On Tuesday, the lone black driver in the sport, Bubba Wallace called for NASCAR to make the flag a relic of the organization’s good ol’ boy roots.
He said there’s no place for the flag.
Back in 2015, the series asked fans to “refrain from displaying” the flag at its facilities and events.