Confederate flag flies over Talladega SuperSpeedway before NASCAR race

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

An individual or individuals paid for a plane to carry a banner over Talladega SuperSpeedway on Sunday in Talladega, Alabama. The plane took the banner, which included a confederate flag, over the track before the race started.

The banner also said to “Defund NASCAR.”

Confederate Flag
Confederate Flag (Photo by Pixabay)

This is NASCAR’s first race in the South since they announced the ban on the Confederate flag earlier this month. NASCAR President Steve O’Donnell was not pleased with the actions that was taken to fly the flag over the track.

“You won’t see a photo of a jack*** flying a flag over the track here,” O’Donnell said on Twitter. “But you will see this… Hope EVERYONE enjoys the race today.”

There have been protests about NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban outside of the venue this weekend. People have drove past the venue in their trucks and motorcycles with the flag.

This is their first race in the true south since the ban on the Confederate flag on June 10th.

“The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” NASCAR’s statement read. “Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”

At Sunday’s race, there will be fans in attendance for the first-time since the coronavirus outbreak in March. There will be up to 5,000 people in attendance at the race.

NASCAR security at the track will also ban any clothing that has the ‘confederate flag symbol’ on them at the race today.

Report a Typo or Correction

Copyright © The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved.

All information contained in this Digital Publication are copyright by The Capital Sports Report, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Your use of our work does not constitute any right or license for you to use our trademarks, without the prior written permission of The Capital Sports Report. Our Content, as found within our Website, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights laws. The copying, redistribution, or use of our publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.

The Capital Sports Report and its logo are official trademarks of Anthony Caruso III and Anthony Caruso Enterprises.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.