‘No more tears to cry:’ Sports world reacts to murder of George Floyd, addresses racial injustice. Amid the masked, mostly white faces at NASCAR’s Sunday race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one official stood out. Kirk Price, a 49-year-old African American, saluted the flag from his knee during the national anthem.
Did Bubba Wallace take a knee during the national anthem?
He said he hadn’t put much thought into kneeling. “I think the messages that I have been putting out there on the race tracks during the anthem is speaking for itself, so I haven’t put much forethought into that,” Wallace said. … Price took a knee before Sunday’s race at Atlanta.
Did NASCAR say you don’t have to stand for the national anthem?
NASCAR eliminated the presence of the Confederate flag at races and no longer requires drivers to stand for the playing of the national anthem. There is no evidence it eliminated the anthem or other traditions like a military flyover or a pre-race prayer.
Is NASCAR allowing kneeling?
Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass reported Wednesday that NASCAR had removed its guidelines that forced team members to stand for the national anthem. “The people kneeling have the right to kneel, and NASCAR has a right to allow them to kneel,” Ciccarelli said.
Are the NASCAR races on today?
No, there is not a NASCAR race today, and there won’t be one until the second weekend of August. All three national series (Cup, Xfinity and Truck) are taking two weekends off during this year’s Olympics.
How did Eric McClure NASCAR driver died?
McClure said in 2013 he had been diagnosed with acute renal failure, and in 2019 he said he was being treated for kidney failure in both kidneys. McClure last October pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge against his now-estranged wife.