NASCAR split over Trump's anthem crusade
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NASCAR champions and owners are divided over President Trump's tirade against NFL players protesting the national anthem. Trump thanked NASCAR's support on twitter tirade this morning. Full tweetstorm, here.
Those who oppose: NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted a JFK quote opposing Trump's stance,
Those who support: Over the weekend, Richard Childress, longtime owner of Earnhardt Jr.'s father's racing team, declared that, "anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in," and championship driver Richard Petty stated that if any of his drivers protested they would be fired, according to AP.