NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace garage at Alabama race
I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.The noose was discovered on the same day NASCAR's fledgling flag ban faced its biggest challenge. The ban took effect before last week's race near Miami, but there were only about 1,000 military members admitted into that race. Wallace, a 26-year-old Alabama native, said he has found support among fellow drivers for his stance on the flag. NBA star LeBron James tweeted his support to Wallace, calling the noose sickening! Know you dont stand alone! I dont think theres a place for it in NASCAR, to be honest with you, the 32-year-old said.
NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and properties
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, a Confederate flag flies in the infield before a NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Bubba Wallace, the only African-American driver in the top tier of NASCAR, calls for a ban on the Confederate flag in the sport that is deeply rooted in the South. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties. NASCAR says Wednesday the Confederate flag runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry.Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's lone black driver, called this week for the banishment of the Confederate flag and said there was no place for them in the sport. Former chairman Brian France in 2015 tried to ban the flying of Confederate flags at race tracks, a proposal too broad to enforce and one that angered NASCARs core Southern-based fan base. Wallace was set to drive a Chevrolet with a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme.
ISC/NASCAR merger detailed in securities documents
International Speedway Corp. owner of Daytona International Speedway and a dozen other racetracks across the country filed more than 500 pages of documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday detailing its proposed merger with NASCAR. Once the merger is complete, holders of the companys stock would receive $45 in cash for each share of ISC stock. ISC would become a wholly owned subsidiary of NASCAR, stock car racing's sanctioning body. In 1953, France formed Bill France Racing Inc., a public company, selling shares to help build Daytona International Speedway, which opened in 1959. ISC owns 13 motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.news-journalonline.com
NASCAR CEO Brian France arrested for DUI, oxycodone possession
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. – NASCAR chairman Brian France has been arrested in New York's Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France was arrested in The Hamptons at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and held overnight. He was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released. Police say France, 56, was stopped after his 2017 Lexus blew through at a stop sign. They say officers saw indications France was intoxicated and found the pills during a subsequent search.