The Confederate Flag flying over Bristol Motor Speedway before the NASCAR All-Star

The Confederate Flag flying over Bristol Motor Speedway before the NASCAR All-Star
A banner of the Confederate flag similar to a banner over Talladega Super Speedway was raised last month over Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday before the NASCAR All-Star Race.

The sign "SCV.org" included next to the Confederate flag. The Veterans Sons organization runs this site.

The sign carried in Taladega on June 21 included the flag and the phrase "Defund NASCAR". SCV claimed responsibility for the Talladega banner.

Also this weekend, a rope was found in the garage of the Boba Wallace Cup series driver, the only black driver to compete in the NASCAR Series 1 series. After the investigation, the FBI announced evidence that the gallows were in the garage at least as early as October 2019.

Wallace helped lead the NASCAR response following the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day and subsequent protests nationwide and around the world. His most important influence to date has been a call by NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag from all events, highways and other characteristics of NASCAR, which the Governing Body did two days later on June 10.

In Talladega, in the days following the NASCAR Declaration, anti-exile protesters staged a show of cars displaying the image of the Confederacy.

There were no Confederate flags visible in the stands in Bristol on Wednesday night. The small field is relatively closed to fans.

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