Driver Ray Ciccarelli leaving NASCAR over Confederate flag ban, anthem policy


NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli announced Wednesday that he intends on leaving the sport at the end of the season.

Ciccarelli released a statement on Facebook:

Well its been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction Nascar is headed we will not participate after 2020 season is over , i don’t believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken ppl right to fly what ever flag they love. I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl that do and it doesn’t make them a racist all you are doing is f---ing one group to cater to another and i ain’t spend the money we are to participate in any political BS!! So everything is for SALE!!

This decision comes after the announcement of NASCAR allowing personnel to kneel during the national anthem, Bubba Wallace driving a car that says Black Lives Matter on it and the sport banning the Confederate flag from races.