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Daytona Int'l Speedway Encouraging Fans To Exchange Confederate For American Flags

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 15

Daytona Int'l Speedway is "encouraging race fans to trade in their Confederate flag for the American flag" and will "host a flag exchange" during the upcoming NASCAR weekend, including Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400, according to Skyler Swisher of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. DIS offici...

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