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NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and properties

"The Confederate flag runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans."
Credit: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack
American, Confederate and race flags fly over Turn 4 during NASCAR qualifying at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties.

NASCAR says the Confederate flag “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry.”

Former chairman Brian France in 2015 tried to ban the flying of Confederate flags at race tracks, a proposal too broad to enforce and one that angered NASCAR’s core Southern-based fan base.

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