Ryan Blaney (12) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NASCAR hopes new fans join the sport in push for equality

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2007, file photo, a Confederate flag flies in the infield as cars come out of Turn 1 during a NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and venues Wednesday, June 10, 2020, formally severing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism.  (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

Fans and flags under scrutiny as NASCAR heads to Talladega

This 2017 photo provided by Chip Ganassi Racing shows Chip Ganassi Racing driver Sara Price. Price picked up dirt biking at just 8 years old and became “that never-fazed fearless child and just kept going with it.” The 27-year-old Price is ready for a starring role in a new electric SUV off-road racing series scheduled to begin in 2021. The former X Games medalist is set to debut as the first female driver in any racing series for IndyCar and NASCAR team owner Chip Ganassi.  (Chip Ganassi Racing via AP

X Marks the Driver: X Games star Sara Price joins Ganassi

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North Carolina school official resigns over Facebook posts


FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2020, file photo, David Flynt of Hattiesburg, stands outside the state Capitol with other current Mississippi flag supporters in Jackson, Miss. "I love this flag," Flynt said. Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature voted Sunday to remove the Civil War emblem from the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War


Racers speed down the front straight between the empty grandstand and their crews that are stationed along pit row as the sun goes down during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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