Plane pulls Confederate flag over NASCAR’s first race with thousands of fans in attendance
One month after NASCAR announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from all races and properties, a plane pulling a Confederate flag flew over Bristol Motor Speedway ahead of NASCAR’s All-Star Race.
It was the United States’ first sporting event with thousands of fans in attendance since March. An estimated 20,000 people filled the stands.
Behind the flag was a sign that read “SCV.org,” the website for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The organization also claimed responsibility for flying the flag over Talladega Superspeedway in June.
The stunt also comes a few weeks after a noose was discovered in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall. An FBI investigation revealed that the noose had been in the stall since at least October 2019.
According to WCYB, only a “few” Confederate flags were visible at the actual race.
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