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, told CNN that there is no place for the Confederate flag at NASCAR events.
"My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags. No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race," he said. "So it starts with Confederate flags. Get them out of here. They have no place for them."
When Wallace races on Wednesday (June 10) night at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, his No. 43 car will feature a Black Lives Matter paint scheme.