Sports | June 11, 2020 2:11 pm

NASCAR’s Ray Ciccarelli Quitting Over Confederate Flag Ban

Ciccarelli made the announcement in a since-deleted Facebook post

Ray Ciccarelli during qualifying for the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway.(David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty)
Ray Ciccarelli during qualifying for the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway.(David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty)
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One of the biggest losers in NASCAR is proving to be one away from the track as well.

On Wednesday, NASCAR Truck Series driver Ray Ciccarelli announced in a since-deleted Facebook post that he will be quitting racing at the end of the season after the sport announced it would ban Confederate flags at its races and venues.

“Well its been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction Nascar is headed we will not participate after the 2020 season is over,” Ciccarelli wrote on Facebook. “I don’t believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken ppl right to fly whatever flag they love. I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl that do and it doesn’t make them a racist all you are doing is f–king one group to cater to another.”

Suffice to say, it doesn’t sound as if Ciccarelli, who has never won a race during his four-year career, will be missed.

The 50-year-old driver did finish in the top 10 once in 18 different Truck Series appearances.

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