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Bill Lester prepares for the start of the Chevy Silverado HD 250 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach on February 16, 2007. Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Former NASCAR Driver On The Confederate Flag: 'I Had To ... Accept It'

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Bubba Wallace drives past the #IStandWithBubba stencil on the field prior to the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020. Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images hide caption

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Ballerinas Kennedy George, 14, and Ava Holloway, 14, pose in front of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered its removal after widespread civil unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Richmond, Va., on June 5. Julia Rendleman/Reuters hide caption

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Chase Elliott (9), Aric Almirola (10) and Joey Logano (22) drive during a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Hampton, Ga. On Wednesday, NASCAR announced a ban of the Confederate battle flag. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Two different variations of Confederate flags fly in Owen Golay's yard in rural Pleasantville, Iowa. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Feeling Kinship With The South, Northerners Let Their Confederate Flags Fly

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The set of windows at the Washington National Cathedral honors Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, showing scenes from their lives. Courtesy of The National Cathedral hide caption

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Hundreds of people participate in a rally to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag outside the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Feb. 18, a month after flag supporters gathered there for their own event. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Debate Rages In Southern States Over Whether To Remove Confederate Symbols

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After a gunman, motivated by racist ideas, killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in June, some elected officials in the South have tried to remove the Confederate flag from public places. Some Southerners protest that the flag has a public role as a symbol of their heritage. Michael Reynolds/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway Patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag, removing it from the Capitol grounds on July 10. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Can The South Carolina GOP Get Rid Of Its Confederate Ghosts?

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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who is running for president, speaks at the Urbandale Democrats' Flag Day celebration on June 14 in Urbandale, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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