Stories tagged: "NASCAR"

NY Racing owner John Cohen, who played football at Grambling State University from 1993-1997,  returned to the NASCAR Cup Series with a Chevrolet Camaro repping the GSU Tigers.  Cohen was joined by three other Black owners, including Michael Jordan and his former NC State teammate, Brad Daugherty. (Photo provided by John Cohen)
Daytona 500’s Historic Diversity Revved Up a Broader Audience

With a Black race director, grand marshal, a driver, four owners, and a car sporting HBCU colors, this year's Daytona 500 was the most diverse ever.

NASCAR ban on Confederate flag
NASCAR Seeks New Type of Fan with Confederate Flag Ban

After NASCAR announced displays of the Confederate flag were no longer allowed at races, the sport born in the South looks to attract a more inclusive fan base.

Alex Bowman drives during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘The Right Thing’: Charlotte Mayor, Charlotte Motor Speedway Back NASCAR’s Ban of Confederate Flag

The Confederate flag will no longer fly at NASCAR races. And Charlotte Motor Speedway and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles applauded the decision.

Empty NASCAR Tracks or Crowded Stock Car Race Stands: Two Extremes as Pro Sports Return to N.C.

As North Carolina eases its COVID-19 restrictions, questions remain about how professional sports will return to the state