NASCAR backed Bubba’s play — and progressed beyond the president
Two days later, NASCAR did just that, banning the display of the Confederate flag at their events, and announcing that the presence of this symbol, “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment… Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special.”
On the same day that the current occupant of the White House vowed to keep places of honor at military bases for Confederate commanders, NASCAR announced that “The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”
Apparently, someone is having trouble getting behind this result, but plenty of Twitter users have Wallace’s back, and the hashtag #IStandwithBubba is all over Twitter — and the Talladega infield.
Here’s how the racers entered the track.