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NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

Confederate flags fly on top of a motor home at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a race brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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

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Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

Race fans take photos of NASCAR auto race driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, as he walks to the media center for a news conference at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday’s race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.

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NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks

In this June 30, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at a house party in Bedford, N.H. Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Trump, who’s refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump.

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Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

Crew members for Greg Biffle repair damage to his car after he was involved in a wreck during a NASCAR Sprint Cup practice session at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 3, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February.

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NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

A number of flags, including a Confederate themed one,  fly atop RV's in a campground outside the track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, June 26, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR’s national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

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