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NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races, venues

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 00:21:25-04

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties. NASCAR says the Confederate flag “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry.” Former chairman Brian France in 2015 tried to ban the flying of Confederate flags at race tracks, a proposal too broad to enforce and one that angered NASCAR’s core Southern-based fan base. Bubba Wallace, the lone black driver in the series, had called for the ban. He says it has been a stressful couple of weeks.