NASCAR’s Daytona Speedway is trying to entice fans away from displaying the Confederate flag on their vehicles and persons by offering a special “trade-in” for every Confederate flag turned in to Speedway offices.
Saying that the Confederate flag might ruin some fans’s raceway enjoyment, Speedway president Joie Chitwood recently announced that fans can turn in their Confederate flag and get a brand new American flag to wave during the event.
“I think the goal of any NASCAR event, and specifically Daytona, we want to be inclusive to everyone,” Chitwood said on Tuesday. “The last thing you want is for anyone to come to a sporting event and really not enjoy that experience because of symbols that really represent things that we’re not proud of.”
Daytona Speedway Hopes Fans Dump Confederate Flag With Special ‘Trade-Ins’.