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NASCAR Officially Bans Confederate Flags From Their Tracks

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NASCAR has officially banned the display of Confederate flags at their tracks during events.

The proclamation comes shortly after Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace – the lone African-American driver in the series – requested the removal of flags during races.

“The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” NASCAR tweeted. “Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what make our fans and sport special. The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”

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