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NASCAR's Bubba Wallace wants Confederate flags removed from race tracks

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace wants Confederate flags removed from race tracks
Posted at 12:24 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 12:28:32-04

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR paused before Sunday’s Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to acknowledge the country’s social unrest.

Before Sunday's Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bubba Wallace, who is the only African-American driver in NASCAR, donned a black T-shirt with the words "I Can't Breathe."

Bubba Wallace
Bubba Wallace (43) wears a "I Can't Breath, Black Lives Matter" shirt before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

On Monday, Wallace told CNN's Don Lemon that all Confederate flags should be removed from race tracks.

Wallace told Lemon that no one should come to a race and feel uncomfortable and that there is no place at races for them.

The governing body vowed to do a better job of addressing racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

During their warm-up laps, the 40 cars pulled to a stop in front of the empty grandstands and shut off their engines to hear from NASCAR President Steve Phelps.

He told them "our sport must do better."