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NASCAR Driver Ray Ciccarelli to Leave at Season's End, Over Confederate Flag Policy

On the same day that NASCAR announced it was banning the Confederate flag from all events, driver Ray Ciccarelli announced he would be leaving the sport at the end of the season due to his disagreement with the new policy.

Ciccarelli announced the decision via Facebook, which he's since taken down but was captured by CBS Sports:

"Well its been a fun ride and dream come true butif this is the direction Nascar is headed we will not participate after 2020 season is over , i don't believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken ppl right to fly what ever 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---ing one group to cater to another and i ain't spend the money we are to participate in any political BS!! So everything is for SALE!!"

Ciccarelli competes in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 49 truck. His lone top-10 finish in the past three years was the 2019 Corrigan Oil 200.

NASCAR announced the decision to ban the Confederate flag after the urging of driverBubba Wallace, who supported banning the flag to help fight racial injustice.

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