As protests continue around the country, NASCAR’s only black full-time driver is speaking out against racism. In a Monday CNN interview, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. called for a ban on Confederate flags at NASCAR events. Wallace’s no. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will also wear a #BlackLivesMatter livery for Wednesday night’s Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
“My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags,” Wallace said in the interview. “Get them out of here.
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On Wednesday, NASCAR released a statement in Twitter stating the presence of the Confederate flag at its events is counter to the series’ welcoming environment and that the flag will be prohibited at all NASCAR events and properties.
Wallace hasn’t always felt so strongly about the Confederate flag, but the 26-year-old Alabama native said recently he has learned more about what the