Aaron Colen, The Blaze, June 11, 2020
A NASCAR driver announced his intention to quit the sport after the organization announced a ban on Confederate flags at races, according to MSN.
Ray Ciccarelli, a 50-year-old driver in NASCAR’s truck racing series, criticized NASCAR for “political BS” for the flag ban and for allowing kneeling during the national anthem. The following quote has been edited for clarity.
“Well it’s been a fun ride and dream come true, but if this is the direction NASCAR is headed, we will not participate after [the] 2020 season is over,” Ciccarelli wrote on Facebook, “I don’t believe in kneeling during [the] anthem nor [taking people’s] right to fly whatever flag they love. I could care less about the Confederate flag, but there are people that do and it doesn’t make them a racist; all you are doing is f***ing one group to cater to another and I ain’t spend the money we are to participate in any political BS!! So everything is for sale!!”