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NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli says he’s leaving at end of the season, citing disagreement with flag policy

On Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before Bubba Wallace’s No. 43 Chevy hit the track at Martinsville Speedway and adorned with an image of black and white hands embraced against racism, NASCAR announced it was officially pulling the battle banner of a nation long gone off of its racetrack properties. It is the culmination of a one-man attack by Wallace, who this week appeared over main news headlines and called for NASCAR to do what it has wanted to for years. Now it finally is.

Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only black full-time driver, said Wednesday he knows some will not be happy about the decision to ban the Confederate flag: “We should not be able to have an argument over that. It is a thick line we cannot cross anymore.” Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

In its report, after prohibited the display of the Confederate flag from all NASCAR events and properties.”NASCAR wrote: ” the Confederate flag at NASCAR events goes against our delegation to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans around the world, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a passion and love for racing and the community it creates is what makes fans and NASCAR sport special.

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