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NASCAR Driver Quits Sport Because of Recent Ban on Confederate Flags

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NASCAR truck series driver Ray Ciccarelli, who TMZ points out has never won a race in the series, announced that he's quitting NASCAR due to the announcement of the recent confederate flag ban.

In a post on his Facebook page, Ciccarelli called the decision "political BS," and added that he doesn't "believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken ppl right to fly whatever flag they love."

Ciccarelli concluded his post by stating that 'everything is for SALE'. Here is the full Facebook post, which has now been deleted, and his account deactivated.

"Well it's 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 taking people's right to fly whatever flag they love. All you are doing is f***ing one group to cater to another and I ain't spending the money we are to participate in any political BS!! So everything is for SALE!!"

In a statement shared on Twitter, NASCAR revealed it has banned the use of the Confederate flag at all of its events going forward.

"The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry," the statement reads. "Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties."

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