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NASCAR Bans The Confederate Flag

Released Thursday, 11th June 2020
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On Wednesday, NASCAR issued a statement saying that the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties. The organization said that the flag's presence runs contrary to its commitment to "providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for our fans, our competitors, and our industry." The Athletic’s Jordan Bianchi joins us to discuss NASCAR’s complicated relationship with the flag, the way the sport has become politicized, and the driver who is using his race car to make a statement.
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