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NASCAR Supports Confederate Flag Removal, But Will Still Allow It For Fans At Tracks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 24 / 15

NASCAR yesterday announced that it "supported the effort by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse" in the wake of the Charleston shooting, according to Jim Utter of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. NASCAR "has a long-standing pol...

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