NASCAR Tracks To Ask Fans Not To Fly Confederate Flags
The Charlotte Motor Speedway and other NASCAR tracks will start asking fans not to display Confederate flags.
Confederate flags and paraphernalia are common sights at NASCAR races in the South. Fans fly them in the campgrounds and wear them in the stands.
Now, all the NASCAR tracks that host top-flight races are trying to change that. In a statement, they said quote: we are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere free of offensive symbols.
It's the latest example of a changing stance after the church killings in Charleston a few weeks ago. The accused gunman has displayed the Confederate battle flag prominently in some of his online photos.
At the race this weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida, that speedway's president says he'll offer American flags in exchange for Confederate ones.