NASCAR has banned the Confederate battle flag at all of its events and properties.
In a Wednesday tweet, the stock car racing organization said the presence of the flag “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and industry.”
— Petty GMS Motorsports (@PettyGMS) June 10, 2020
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 10, 2020
BREAKING: NASCAR says it is prohibiting the display of the Confederate flag at its events and properties. https://t.co/JC3qU1VXSx
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 10, 2020
This comes two days after 26-year-old driver and Alabama native Bubba Wallace, who is also NASCAR’S only Black full-time driver, called for the racing organization to stand for racial equality in light of nationwide protests.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 10, 2020
— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) June 10, 2020