The Confederate flag will no longer be allowed at NASCAR events. Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR bans Confederate flag at all future events

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests over police violence and racial injustices that spread in the United States and throughout the world, Bubba Wallace, the only full-time black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, called for the organization to ban the Confederate flag from all events. 

NASCAR did that very thing ahead of Wednesday's race at Martinsville Speedway:

While speaking with CNN this week, Wallace hit out at the notion that anybody should be allowed to fly a Confederate flag at an official NASCAR event, saying:

"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.

"There's going to be a lot of angry people that carry those flags proudly but it's time for change."

Wallace, who wore an "I Can't Breathe / Black Lives Matter" shirt on pit road ahead of last Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, will drive a car with a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme at Martinsville on Wednesday evening. 

Meanwhile, Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports reported NASCAR drivers, team members and other officials can kneel and peacefully protest during playings of the national anthem:

Pockrass also touched upon the flag issue: 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink


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