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For one NASCAR driver, the ban of the Confederate flag from events was a reason for him to quit racing with the company.
The topic of removing the Confederate flag was ignited by Bubba Wallace Jr., the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top series.
“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,” the statement said.
Wallace explained to the “TODAY” show on Thursday that he’s witnessed too many comments and stories from first-time fans that attend a NASCAR race who say they’ve spotted the Confederate flag flying and it made them feel uncomfortable.
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