Nascar restricted the Confederate flags from its races and properties on Wednesday, officially separating itself from what for some is an image of servitude and bigotry that had been a natural sight at stock vehicle occasions for over 70 years.

The solitary dark driver in NASCAR’s three national series required the authorizing body to boycott every single Confederate flag at circuits, the association did only that.

“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. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special,” NASCAR made a statement on Wednesday.

“The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”

The move comes in the midst of social turmoil around the world after the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, on May 25 in Minneapolis.

Fights have cleared the United States since Floyd’s demise, and Confederate landmarks are being brought down over the South, the customary home of NASCAR’s fan base.

Confederate flags have been a natural sight at Nascar races over its 72-year history, specking the infield on RVs or being waved by fans in the grandstands, however, the stock vehicle series with its underlying foundations in homebrew running has lately found a way to cut off the association.

The issue was pushed to the fore this week as Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s solitary dark driver, required the expulsion of the Confederate banner and said there was “no place” for them in the game. Finally, Nascar obliged.

The flag issue has been a prickly one for NASCAR. Previous executive Brian France in 2015 attempted to boycott the flying of Confederate banners at circuits, rankling numerous fans.




Nascar stated at its twitter page; 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.

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 form all NASCAR events and properties.”

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