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    Updated on Jun 24, 2020. Posted on Jun 23, 2020

    NASCAR Is Trying To Confront Racism. It Has To Reckon With Its Past First.

    “NASCAR isn’t itself racist, but there are an awful lot of racists who like NASCAR.”

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    Race car driver Bubba Wallace wears a T-shirt that says "I Can't Breathe — Black Lives Matter" at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, June 7.

    The date: June 23! The time: News O'Clock!

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    And NASCAR has banned Confederate flags from its races, but on Sunday, a noose was found at the garage of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver at its top tier. Then another noose was found at a separate NASCAR venue in California yesterday. On today's show, Yahoo Sports columnist Jay Busbee fills us in on how NASCAR is trying to grapple with the racism of its past and move forward.

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