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NASCAR bans display of the Confederate flag at its events and properties

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 17:04:48-04

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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.