NASCAR's Stance On The Confederate Flag Is Confusing
NASCAR said it won't use the Confederate flag, but fans can display it. However, the organization seems to want the symbol banned entirely at events.By Matt Moreno | June 28, 2015
For a sport with a strong Southern following and a symbol with deep Southern routes, NASCAR isn't looking to associate itself with the Confederate flag anytime soon.
NASCAR released a statement detailing its stance on the Confederate flag early last week, saying it supported South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's request to have it removed from the state's capitol grounds and the flag wouldn't be allowed "in any official NASCAR capacity."
Since then, some of NASCAR's biggest names have come out supporting the banishment of the Confederate flag at events, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. Still, Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Sonoma in California could be the first test for NASCAR's noncommittal ban. (Video via Nationwide)