Monday, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace told CNN "No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. So it starts with Confederate flags. Get them out of here. They have no place for them"
Now, just days later, NASCAR has made the decision to ban the Confederate battle flag from all NASCAR related events and properties. NASCAR tweeted the statement, "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 with be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties."
Bubba Wallace raced with a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme on his No. 43 car. with a message written under black and white hands embraced that read, “Compassion, Love, Understanding."