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Confederate controversy, construction add to Daytona drama this weekend

Confederate controversy, construction add to Daytona drama this weekend

There is always drama at Daytona. Jet-dryers going up in flames in the evening sky. Cars slamming into each other at 200 mph. Tires and car pieces flying into the grandstands. Heavy rains forcing both competitors and drivers to seek cover. The death of a racing legend. And this weekend, NASCAR's iconic venue will brace for more drama: Flag-gate, sprinkled with a dash of construction chaos. The Confederate flag is not welcome at NASCAR tracks any more. CEO Brian France has said so, along with leaders in the garage, good men like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. NASCAR is a sport rich on tradition. It was built on the shifty driving skills of moonshiners. Like the...

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