A small plane protesting Nascar’s decision to ban the Confederate flag flew above the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday before the GEICO 500.
The plane pulled a large Confederate flag, and behind the flag an additional banner read “DEFUND NASCAR.” Nascar banned Confederate flags from its events last week at the request of driver Bubba Wallace. Signage prohibiting Confederate flags were posted outside entrances at Talladega Superspeedway.
The GEICO 500 is Nascar’s second race to allow a limited number of fans since resuming its sport amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets were limited to 5,000 pre-selected fans.
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