NASCAR and confederate flags

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by Quicktoy, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Quicktoy

    Quicktoy Is it Winter yet?

    So they’ve been banned. I truly think this is another thing that will hurt NASCAR. I don’t follow the sport or have a flag but I think they’re trying to kill off their original fan base and go after millennials.
     
  2. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    I never understood the novelty regarding flying a flag of the loser, but people have this on their house too:D



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  3. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Hey, that was uncalled for ! :mad:
     
  4. sharkattack

    sharkattack I’m a cycling fool!

    Really? I don't think millennials give two 5hits about NASCAR, do they?
     
  5. Quicktoy

    Quicktoy Is it Winter yet?

    And there in lies my point. Why is nascar shooting themselves in the foot?
     
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  6. Funkm05

    Funkm05 Dork

    They haven’t lost enough fans over the past 3 years. Time to go for the kill shot and take a swipe at their southern base.
     
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  7. Britt

    Britt Well-Known Member

    Going after the more refined F1 and HorseRacing crowd...getting rid of the beer swilling Rednecks...

    It appears to be a good solid business plan..kind of like DMG buying AMA RoadRacing, bringing in more fans and better sponsorship money.
     
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  8. pickled egg

    pickled egg Jonathan Livingston Dump Duck

    I love your dry wit. :D
     
  9. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    Meh, it’s not going to make a huge impact one way or the other.
     
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  10. Britt

    Britt Well-Known Member

    Because there are no Fans in the Infield...and None in the seats...wait for when they come back and NASCAR starts ejecting them for "Flag Violations"..the impact will be felt.
    Maybe not UpNorth..but below The Mason Dixon, East of The Mississippi.
     
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  11. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    What if you are sporting a tattoo of it?
     
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  12. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Tire collector

    You're probably on the lifetime VIP list.
     
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  13. Britt

    Britt Well-Known Member

    Same thing the Marines said..."It's Offensive, Cover it Up".
     
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  14. 88/532

    88/532 Simply Antagonistical

    Stupid move. Telling people what they can’t have, makes them want it more. Sales increase...
     
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  15. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    the BLM car finished 11th... is NASCAR going to start handicapping Virtue Signal liveries??
     
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  16. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    The whole thing makes me sad... but the folks screaming with butthurt about ""The flag is the Battle Flag, it ain't racist"" should have been screaming that butthurt over the last 100 years as every white supremacist hate group that there ever was usurped that 'not racist' flag into their racist regalia. They didn't protect it from that taint, now it's not theirs anymore.


    Guess Mississippi isn't getting a NASCAR date anytime soon...
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2020
  17. 88/532

    88/532 Simply Antagonistical

    It’s called getting into other people’s business. Most normal folks stay out. Now, I don’t own that flag, or have anything with its likeness, never wanted to or saw the need. But, just like with my black rifles, I may get one now just to piss the hand wringers off.
     
  18. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    I saw this yesterday and thought "I don't care, I don't have one, not gonna fly one and NASCAR bores the shit out of me."
     
  19. TXFZ1

    TXFZ1 Well-Known Member

    Just how prevalent is the flag today? I've seen some old photo of fans flying it but nothing about the teams. I don't watch it or care that much about oval racing.

    The bannings from this thread will be an interesting count, I am going with 10.
     
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  20. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    If it is an insignia that you feel very strongly about, then it IS your business when it gets tainted. Many here would not stand idly by when someone burned a US flag, a few would be even more enraged at the burning of a yellow #46 flag... 'toe would go full tacticool at the sight of a burning zook flag. Strongly held feelings about beloved insignia spark action... there was none for this insignia until it began to be removed/banned.
     

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