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NASCAR bans display Confederate flag


HAMPTON, Ga. – Long before soon-to-be retired driver Jimmie Johnson said, “Gentleman start your engines,” the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday was already creating a buzz as drivers showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests that have surrounded the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

A video montage of NASCAR drivers speaking out on recent issues and showing support of the movement was posted on social media before Sunday’s race.