Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs NASCAR’s ban on confederate flag


Dale Earnhardt Jr. stood before reporters on Friday at Sonoma Raceway and backed statements by NASCAR that the Confederate flag should not be flown on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol.

“I think it’s offensive to an entire race,” Earnhardt said. “It does nothing for anybody to be there flying, so I don’t see any reason. It belongs in the history books and that’s about it.”

NASCAR does not fly the Confederate flag in any official capacity but fans have been able to fly the flag at race tracks.

During the off week Earnhardt and girlfriend Amy Reimann got engaged in Germany and now the most popular driver in NASCAR is already looking forward to a future family.

“I think the greatest accomplish in life is to have children,” Earnhardt said. “That’s definitely in the future.”