Posts Tagged NASCAR

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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Chevrolet becomes 3rd major sponsor of Daytona Rising

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chevrolet is the latest sponsor of Daytona International Speedway’s redevelopment project.

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Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

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) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.

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Mitchell man getting chance to race against NASCAR drivers

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Mitchell man is getting a chance to race against some big-name NASCAR drivers, including his racing idol: four-time champion Jeff Gordon.

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NASCAR chairman wants Confederate flag eliminated at races

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)

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Calling the Confederate flag an “insensitive symbol” he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events.

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