NASCAR turned off some fans on Wednesday by announcing it was banning Confederate flags from all of its events. Not only did they lose a bunch of fans, but they appeared to have lost a driver as well.
In a Facebook post, Ray Ciccarelli wrote he was ending his NASCAR Truck Series career after this season because of the decision.
“Well its been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction Nascar is headed we will not participate after the 2020 season is over,” Ciccarelli announced. “I don’t believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken ppl right to fly whatever flag they love.
“I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl that do and it doesn’t make them a racist all you are doing is f–king one group to cater to another.”
Jacksonville Jags running back Leonard Fournette made sure to give him a good sendoff by roasting him for his NASCAR record.
The 50-year-old driver had taken part in 18 different Truck Series races over the last four years, finishing in the top 10 once and placing placing ninth in the Michigan International Speedway last year.
He has zero career wins. He won’t be missed.