On the same day that NASCAR announced it was prohibiting the presence of the Confederate flag at all events, driver Ray Ciccarelli announced he would be leaving the sport at the end of the season due to his disagreement with the new policy.
Is NASCAR scripted?
We’re not saying NASCAR is scripted, pro wrestling style, despite what some critics (and some drivers) would have you believe. But there is indeed manipulation of events to create drama, on both the micro (those phantom-debris caution flags) and macro (The Chase for the Sprint Cup) levels.
Who quit Nascar?
NASCAR Truck Series driver Ray Ciccarelli sparked a lot of attention online with comments he made on a personal Facebook page about his driving career. Ciccarelli announced he would quit racing after the 2020 season following NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags from all events.
Who is the oldest NASCAR driver still driving today?
Norm Benning (January 16, 1952 – Present)
Norm Benning has been competing in NASCAR since 1989 and is the oldest drive who is currently still active in the sport as of 2021. He previously raced in the NASCAR Busch Series and Winston Cup Series and is now competing in the Camping World Truck Series.
Is Ray Ciccarelli Italian?
Ciccarelli is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Alejandro Ciccarelli (1811-1879), Italian-born Chilean painter. … Ray Ciccarelli (born 1970), American stock car racing driver.
Why is Dodge no longer in NASCAR?
Dodge has already announced that they’re looking into a return to NASCAR. Despite designing a Gen-6 car, Dodge stepped away from the sport after Brad Keselowski’s 2012 championship. The American automaker pulled its support, unable to find a flagship team to replace the departing Penske Racing.