Bubba Wallace to race with Black Lives Matter livery, stands against Confederate flag now banned by NASCAR

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.

 

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

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The Great ’80s Car Movies You Probably Forgot About

At the time of their release, several of these ’80s car movies tanked at the box office; in the worst cases, their box-office earnings failed to recover a substantial portion of the production costs. Take the film Speed Zone (1989), for example: With an estimated budget of $18 million, movie-ticket sales raked in a little more than $3 million—a cruel blow to ROI and an investors’ nightmare. To the average kid growing up in the ’80s, though, a film’s box-office success meant zero.

The youth wanted to watch, as just one example, a ruthless red Lamborghini Countach outrun the dorky-looking, crap-car-equipped state police, and that’s all that mattered at the end of the day. So, we present to you a list of the most hilariously bad—yet great—’80s car movies from the decade that also brought us Miami Vice, Knight Rider, and Magnum, P.I. For all of the ’80s

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