NASCAR Community, Racing Legends Weigh In After NFL Players Kneel For National Anthem
By Fox News // September 25, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Two prominent NASCAR team owners made it public they wanted their teams to stand during the national anthem. On Sunday, every member of every team stood. (Fox Sports Video)
(FOX NEWS) – The “Star-Spangled Banner” was not protested by members of the NASCAR community during their Cup series race outside Concord, N.H. this weekend.
Part of the explanation may come from the strict warning several team owners gave in the wake of both comments by President Trump and exhibitions by NFL players.
NASCAR icon Richard Petty, a former driver and current team owner, told the AP that he wouldn’t accept any protest of our nation’s colors.
“Anybody that won’t stand up for the anthem ought to be out of the country,” he said. “Period.”
Additionally, longtime owner Richard Childress said that any driver or crew member protest will “get [them] a ride on a Greyhound bus.”
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