Nascar sees banned Confederate flags outside, and above, Talladega racetrack

Nascar’s ban of the Confederate flag got off to a checkered start on Sunday afternoon, with the Geico 500 at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway, the first large-scale sporting event in the US to allow fans to attend since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. The Cup series race was the first Nascar event with spectators since the organization banned the Confederate flag from its properties earlier this month, formally distancing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism but which has been a familiar sight at stock car events for more than 70 years.

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