The move comes amid unrest around the world following the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. Protests have rocked the nation for days, and Confederate monuments are being taken down across the South — the traditional fan base for NASCAR.
The flag issue has been a thorny one for NASCAR. Former chairman Brian France in 2015 tried to ban the flying of Confederate flags at race tracks, angering many fans.
- Material from The Associated Press was used in this article.