NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, who is the first full-time African American driver in NASCAR since 1971 has called on sport officials to ban confederate flags at races this year.

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Wallace, who wore a Black Lives Matter t short over his firesuit before this past Sunday's race told CNN it is time for the sport to move on from the Confederate flag.

"No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. It starts with confederate flags," Wallace said. "Get them out of here. They have no place for them."