NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From Events & Properties

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NASCAR has decided it will ban Confederate flags at events and its properties, according to a statement released by the organization. It’s unclear how this will work at tracks that are privately owned. Keep in mind International Speedway Corp was sold to NASCAR in 2019 and that included tracks across the country that are now fully under the NASCAR corporation. One could assume Confederate flags will be banned from those properties.

NASCAR’s statement:

The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.

The ISC tracks that NASCAR now controls:

  • Watkins Glen International
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Talladega Superspeedway
  • Homestead Miami Speedway
  • Auto Club Speedway
  • Darlington Raceway
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Chicagoland Speedway
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • ISM Raceway
  • Martinsville Speedway
  • Richmond Raceway
  • Route 66 Raceway

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

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Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.