NASCAR Industry Statement on Confederate Flag, Daytona Offers Exchange Program
(July 2nd, 2015) As the world of motorsports looks forward to the 4th of July weekend with racing at over 1,000 race tracks across the United Statesas, well as the running of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR industry has released the below statement in regards to the flying of the confederate flag at NASCAR events.
Specific to this weekend's festivities at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona International Speedway is not banning the flag, but is offering fans the opportunity to trade in their flags for an American Flag. Click Here to read that full story from NBC Sports.
“As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the desire to make our events among the most fan-friendly, welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment.
“To do that, we are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events. This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate Flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.
“We are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere free of offensive symbols. This is an opportunity for NASCAR Nation to demonstrate its sense of mutual respect and acceptance for all who attend our events while collectively sharing the tremendous experience of NASCAR racing.”
International Speedway Corporation (ISC)
Auto Club Speedway
Daytona International Speedway
Michigan International Speedway
Phoenix International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway
Route 66 Raceway
Watkins Glen International
Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI)
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Bristol Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway
Dover International Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Gateway Motorsports Park
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