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Monday, July 06, 2015

NASCAR Fans Defy Request to Hide Confederate Flags at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags.

At NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield.

The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn’t take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They’re on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.

NASCAR took a stance on the Confederate flag after last month’s South Carolina church massacre. The series stopped short of banning fans from displaying the flag at its events, but Daytona and 29 other tracks asked fans to refrain from flying them.

Not everyone obliged.


Anonymous said...

As it should be! Rebels will Rebel!

Anonymous said...

You will abide by the police state or be arrested and re-trained in a FEMA camp.

Anonymous said...

Good for them, keep waving those flags.

Anonymous said...

Screw political correctness!

Fly the Confederate Battle Flag - for whatever reason suits you.

The South Will Rise Again!

Anonymous said...

I believe that we are free to fly any flag that we desire. Correct?

Anonymous said...

I have NFI what happened at Daytona. And, it'll be that way for every NASCAR race from now on. I've said so on their webpage and have deleted my account there. NASCAR will become just a memory for me, like the many other icons of the America I once served and loved.