During the national anthem at NASCAR Cup Series car race in Loudon, New Hampshire nobody protested. Unlike the NFL, Nascar is a professional sport unaffected by politics. Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty wants it to stay that way!
Richard Childress team owner of drivers Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard and longtime car owner of Dale Earnhardt, said any protest of the anthem will “get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.”
“Anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America,” Childress, a NASCAR Hall of Famer said.
Conduct during the United States national anthem is defined under ‘36 U.S. Code § 301.’ The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks Friday, calling national anthem protesters in the NFL “sons of bitches” and saying they should be “fired,” have sparked anger among NBA and NFL players this weekend.
So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017