NASCAR is trading its Southern base for the wine and cheese crowd by asking their fans to shun the Confederate flag. Southern pride has turned into Southern flagellation. Here is an excerpt from Fox News:
"We are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events," the statement read. "This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at our facilities and NASCAR events."
Daytona is planning to hold a voluntary exchange program this weekend in which fans can swap any flag of their choice for an American flag.
Why would a Southerner participate in an event where people like Joie Chitwood look down upon them? Maybe NASCAR should relocate all their events in non-Southern states.