Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon both say they support NASCAR’s stance on the Confederate flag
NASCAR stated this week its support of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House. NASCAR also stated it disallows the use of the Confederate Flag symbol in any official NASCAR capacity.
“I’ve made my comments about the Confederate flag several times, and I stand behind NASCAR’s stance to remove it,’’ Earnhardt said Friday at Sonoma Raceway. “I think if it’s offensive to an entire race, it really does nothing for anybody to be there flying. It belongs in the history books, that’s about it.’’
Said Gordon: “I know how we approach it at Hendrick Motorsports, everything that we can control we’ve eliminated the ability to use it in any way and show up in any of the things we’re involved with. That’s the stance I see that NASCAR has taken and has had for several years. I’m in support of what they’re doing. It’s a delicate balance. We race all over but the South is an area where we have a lot of fans and everyone has a different opinions and expression of that. I support NASCAR and the stance they’ve taken.’’