One month after NASCAR announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from all races and properties, a plane pulling a Confederate flag flew over Bristol Motor Speedway ahead of NASCAR’s All-Star Race.
It was the United States’ first sporting event with thousands of fans in attendance since March. An estimated 20,000 people filled the stands.
Behind the flag was a sign that read “SCV.org,” the website for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The organization also claimed responsibility for flying the flag over Talladega Superspeedway in June.
According to WCYB, only a “few” Confederate flags were visible at the actual race.
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