Flags of the confederates were posted on the outside of Talladega Motor Speedway on Sunday before the GEICO 500 NASCAR race was postponed due to rain.
Cars and pickup trucks drove along the roads in the vicinity of flying the flag Confederate and marched in front of the entrance, in Lincoln, Alabama, located in the heart of the South. A small plane flew overhead was captured carrying a banner with the flag and the words “Defund NASCAR.”
While NASCAR does not recognize the flag of Confederate on the Sunday following his decision to ban, executive vice-president Steve O’donnell appeared to slam the screen on Twitter.
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“You will not see a picture of a donkey fly a flag on the track here…but you will see this…Hope that everyone enjoys the race today,” he wrote.
Rapper Ice Cube has also responded on the social media platform after hearing of the plane to fly the flag.
“Fu** him NASCAR, you got new fans in this house,” he said.
Approximately 5,000 fans were allowed to watch the race in Talladega which has been adjourned until Monday. There were no reports of flags Confederate be confiscated or taken down on the track, and NASCAR has not said exactly how it plans to stop posting on the way to the property.
A pickup truck was observed with the flags of his back, while a merchandise tent flew away in a screen at the sides of Advantage 2020 and banners and an American flag.
“They are doing very well,” said Ed Show, a Helena, Ala., resident, who has been selling a range of products in NASCAR racing for 21 years. “People are disappointed that NASCAR has taken this position. It has been around for as long as we all were. I don’t think that someone really connects to a kind of racism or anything. It’s just a Southern thing. It is transparent. It’s just a heritage thing.”
David Radvansky, a 32-year-old from the suburbs of Atlanta, said he has been coming to Talladega since the 1990s. He brought his wife and boys, the Sunday.
“I don’t think there is a place for it in NASCAR, to be honest with you,” he said. “That didn’t sit well with all the good ol’ boys, but it is what it is. ”
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One of the greatest defenders of NASCAR’s decision to remove the flag Confederate was driver Bubba Wallace, 26 years old, who has managed to push the sport to do so two weeks ago following the death of George Floyd, on May 25. A noose was found in his garage stall on the Sunday.
“We are angry and mad, and can’t state strongly enough how we take seriously this heinous act,” NASCAR said in a statement after having taken knowledge of the vise. “As we have said, unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this law only reinforces our determination to make the sport more open and welcoming to all.”
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“My mother told me today,” They are just trying to scare you. It’s not going to break me, I will not give me not over to the bottom. I will continue to proudly stand up for what I believe in, ” Wallace wrote on Twitter Sunday.