HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR has a checkered racial history. From an affinity for Confederate flags among the fan base to a driver losing his job this season for casually uttering a racial slur, the good ol’ boys have never been known for their diversity. Maybe it’s not surprising this mostly white sport seemed hesitant to join the national outrage over the death of George Floyd. That’s a striking contrast to its rush to be the first major sport to return to action during the coronavirus pandemic. The Cup series now heads to Atlanta for its sixth race since returning from the shutdown.
By JOHN L. MONE and TERRY WALLACE, the Associated Press Police in Texas’ two largest cities have deployed pepper spray and tear gas as protests escalated over the death of Houston native George Floyd in […]
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