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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:40 AM

Confederate flag again flown over NASCAR race

For the second time since NASCAR banned displays of the Confederate battle flag last month, one was flown over the site of a Cup Series race.



On Wednesday, the flag was towed by an airplane over NASCAR’s All-Star race in Bristol, Tenn., after previously being spotted above a race in June at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway. Whereas the banner to which the flag was affixed last month also bore the message “Defund NASCAR,” this time it included a website URL related to a group called Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).

The commander in chief of the Tennessee-based group, Paul C. Gramling Jr., did not immediately respond Wednesday to a request for comment. In remarks last month to the Columbia Daily Herald, Gramling said, “It is the hope of the Sons of Confederate Veterans that NASCAR fans will be allowed the fundamental American right of displaying pride in their family and heritage. … We believe NASCAR’s slandering of our Southern heritage only further divides our nation."

NASCAR did not provide official comment on the SCV’s action in June, but Steve O’Donnell, the stock-car racing organization’s executive vice president and chief racing development officer, called the perpetrator of the stunt “a jackass” at the time in a tweet.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/motorsports/confederate-flag-again-flown-over-nascar-race/ar-BB16OBAO?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Confederate flag again flown over NASCAR race (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 OP
customerserviceguy Jul 2020 #1
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #7
stopdiggin Jul 2020 #8
Hoyt Jul 2020 #2
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #9
Hoyt Jul 2020 #11
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #12
Hoyt Jul 2020 #13
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #14
Hoyt Jul 2020 #16
Phoenix61 Jul 2020 #3
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #15
magicarpet Jul 2020 #4
live love laugh Jul 2020 #5
tazkcmo Jul 2020 #6
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #10
Capt. America Jul 2020 #17
Elwood P Dowd Jul 2020 #18

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:03 PM

1. So, what are they supposed to do

shoot the plane down out of the sky?

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:15 PM

7. Indeed.

Too bad this clown did'nt run into a "flyover".

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:15 PM

8. Not a lot NASCAR can do about this

and essentially the "jerks" are just wasting their money. Certainly not gaining any ground in this battle.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:06 PM

2. Just shut NASCAR down as a racist organization. They tried, but they can't take the racism out.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:33 PM

9. Why does the sport of auto racing represent a "safe hate" to you?

NASCAR has been exiling overt racists from their "sphere of influence" for DECADES. I've NEVER seen a confederate flag, or similar "icon", for sale at any of the myriad souvenir or "apparel" vendors at any track in my experience.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 05:25 PM

11. You have to be kidding. NASCAR in the South is wall to wall

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 05:58 PM

12. Wendell Scott fan since the 1960's, here.

And not a fan of Big Bill France, in particular regard to his actions to Wendell Scott, or the track at Talladega, AL. It should be noted that LeeRoy Yarborough punched France in the mouth at the drivers meeting for the inital race there
But should you condemm a sport enjoyed by millions,for the acts of a few? Or do you have some other stereotypes to bring out?

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 06:14 PM

13. Yeh, how many Obama and Clinton cars did you see in the MAJOR races?

It’s not just a few fans.

I get you like it, with your user name, but it’s a sport that has pandered to racists for decades. I know there are exceptions, like you, but still. . . . . . .

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:11 PM

14. Stereotype much??

Blantantly patronizing........ At the top levels, the sponsors are buying advertising. The Clinton and Obama campaigns chose to not lay out $50K/ race, is all. Using a sponsorship well requires coordinated exploitation, it's not NASCAR's choice to not engage that audience, but the campaign's.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:26 PM

16. I think it's legitimate stereotyping. Sorry. The industry knows they have a problem.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:07 PM

3. I'll kick in some cash to fly a rainbow flag

over the next race.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:24 PM

15. There's a plan!

Something that makes the T.V. broadcast.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:18 PM

4. Heritage of,...


RACISM,..

FASCISM.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:32 PM

5. At least it's not NASCAR nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:40 PM

6. Commander in chief?

Of Meal Team 6?

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:03 PM

10. The elite "Buffet Assault Unit"

"Sons of Confederate Veterans" present themselves as "reasonable racists". You might call them "Strip Mall Nazis"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 10:31 PM

17. Why can't these guys let it go. They lost.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 10:49 AM

18. The "Trump 2020" sponsored cars had finishes similar to Trump's approval ratings last Sat/Sun.

They finished 31 and 22. Got absolutely zero TV exposure for the $500,000 invested. Plus, there were zero fans in the stands.

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