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.
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.
The Confederate flag will no longer fly at NASCAR races. And Charlotte Motor Speedway and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles applauded the decision.
As North Carolina eases its COVID-19 restrictions, questions remain about how professional sports will return to the state