NASCAR statement: 'Disallow the use of the Confederate Flag'

Sanctioning body ‘supports position’ of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 23, 2015) – "As we continue to mourn the tragic loss of life last week in Charleston, we join our nation’s embrace of those impacted. NASCAR supports the position that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley took on the Confederate Flag on Monday. As our industry works collectively to ensure that all fans are welcome at our races, NASCAR will continue our long-standing policy to disallow the use of the Confederate Flag symbol in any official NASCAR capacity. While NASCAR recognizes that freedom of expression is an inherent right of all citizens, we will continue to strive for an inclusive environment at our events."