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NASCAR's Daytona Will Trade American Flag for Confederate Flag

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As the Confederate flag debate continues to heat up, NASCAR tracks have joined in to show their support to remove the controversial flag from their space. The series heads to Daytona this weekend, and the track has devised an exchange program. The system allows fans to trade in their Confederate Flag for an American Flag.

The move perfectly coincides with Independence Day, as NASCAR tries to rid of the flag, which has become somewhat synonymous with the sport. Brian France, NASCAR’s chairman, hopes to eventually ban the flag, but such a move would come later on when there is more time to discuss it. Several drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., have voiced their negative view on the flag.

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