Why to Stop Watching NASCAR: NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag

NASCAR on Wednesday said it would ban the display of the Confederate flag at its races and tracks, effective immediately.

The auto racing organization released the statement after more than two weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice touched off by the killing of an unarmed and handcuffed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody.

The ban applies to fans, competitors, and anyone else involved in the industry.

Prior to the announcement, driver Bubba Wallace, the first full-time African-American driver in the top-flight Cup series since 1971, had called for NASCAR to get the Confederate flag “out of here,” saying there is “no place” for it in the sport.

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