NASCAR decided to ban the Confederate flags from the race tracks. Here we take a look at the stances Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jr. had regarding the flag in the past.
According to Dale Earnhardt’s daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, her dad was not in favour of the Confederate flag. According to her, Earnhardt was conscious that the flag might bring discomfort to African-American people. She said:
“He didn’t want to offend anybody or make anybody mad in that manner. He had a good heart.”
Dale Jr. was one of the drivers who were asked by Yahoo Sports about their views on the Confederate flags back in 2006.
“We live in a country where you can speak freely and do as you may. I don’t know (if) what that flag stands for is the same for me as it is the guy who might have it flying out there.
“I am not going to agree with everything everybody does all my life. So I don’t have any control over it.”
Both the dad and son were adamant about the negative impact that the Confederate flags might have on people and even many of their fans.