With the aid of a small plane a Confederate flag once again flew over NASCAR, said a CNN report.
This happened in Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday as thousands of fans gathered to watch NASCAR’s All-Star Race in Tennessee.
A month ago, NASCAR prohibited the Confederate flag from all official events.
This is their response to the worldwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality killing George Floyd. Floyd died after a police officer kneeled over his neck for more than 8 minutes.
New Speedway House Rules
Racing officials are now imposing new speedway house rules.
It is now mandatory for fans to wear a mask upon entrance.
However, there is an option to remove their face coverings upon reaching their respective seats.
In fact, reports stated the stadium has a capacity of about 140,000 people.
Nonetheless, officials refuse to release the crowd number due to corporate policy.
The eventual race the winner is Chase Elliott, who claimed the $1 million prize.
In the process, he emulated his father, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, who won the race in 1986.
After the win on Wednesday, Elliott praised the inclusion of fans.
Elliot said there was “no feeling like it.”
He is referring to the fans who came to watch the race.
Wallace’s Early Night Retirement
Bubba Wallace wrecked his car after a contact from Michael McDowell that prompted him to retire early in the night.
Besides, Wallace is the only black driver in NASCAR.
Recently, his team complained about a noose that was hanging in his assigned garage door.
As a result, the FBI launched an investigation to find out the origin of the noose in Wallace’s Talladega Superspeedway garage last month.
According to the FBI, it is just a “garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose.”
Concurrently, Wallace is a vocal advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement and has called for the end of Confederate symbols at races.