As the track at Daytona attempted to back away from NASCAR’s links with the Confederate flag, plenty of fans still displayed it proudly. For many, there was no need to trade in this flag for the American flag, as they are proud of both and displayed the flags at the track. The call to hide the flag at race events seemed to create a need for these people to show their support of it as part of their respect, heritage, and freedom.
While NASCAR has called to remove this image from its sport, it also understands that it has traditionally been a sport more popular in the South. People have been flying the Confederate flag proudly for years, and they never had any intention of stopping. Now under the attack, they feel that its display is essential.
Take a look at some pictures of the Flag's presence over the weekend: