Sep 26, 2017
There were no protests during the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s NASCAR race. Drivers, crew members, and fans were united in honoring the U.S. flag, National Anthem, and honoring the military. This is far different from what occurred around the NFL when entire teams hid out in the locker room during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. There were only a few teams that had no members involved in the protest, including the Carolina Panthers.
NASCAR owners also warned the drivers and crew members that any who protested the anthem would have their employment terminated. No one had to be fired on Sunday.