Drivers react to NASCAR flag ban
WRAL News is hearing from more big names in NASCAR about the organization's decision to ban Confederate flags at races. The move came days after the Cup Series' only black driver, Bubba Wallace, called for the ban. He and his fellow drivers shared their thoughts on NASCAR's decision to follow through.
COLLIN KAEPERNICK AND RAPINOE WERE BRINGING ATTENTION TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND SYSTEMIC RACISM. >>> WE ARE HEARING MORE ABOUT NASCAR'S DECISION TO MAN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT ALL RACES. IT COMES DAYS AFTER THE LEAGUE'S ONLY BLACK DRIVER, BUBBA WALLACE, CALLED FOR THE BAN. HE AND OTHERS SHARED THOUGHTS ON NASCAR'S DECISION. >> IT WAS A HUGE PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR THE SPORTS. A LOT OF BACKLASH, BUT IT ENCOURAGES THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE AND THAT'S THE REAL MISSION HERE SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT. >> I DON'T REALLY CARE FOR THAT, FOR THAT FLAG. I COME FROM MICHIGAN, I UNDERSTAND IT MAY MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. WHERE I COME FROM, IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING GOOD. BUT I HAVE SOME EMPATHY TOWARDS THOSE WHO IT DOES MEAN SOMETHING POSITIVE TO. >> NASCAR BEGAN ASKING FANS TO