IndyCar flagman pink-slipped once on-line criticism of NASCAR policies addressing social justice



IndyCar cut off ties Thursday with the series' flagman once a Facebook post within which he was vital of NASCAR's new policies, as well as not forcing team members to face throughout the anthem and forbiddance the Stars and Bars from racetracks.


An IndyCar voice confirmed that Brad Hockaday was pink-slipped Thursday from his seasonal, part-time position with the series that saw him stand on the flag stand at TX Motor Speedway on Sat and inaugurate the beginning of the delayed 2020 season.

His time with the series dated to the beginning of the 2017 season, per his LinkedIn page, and he had additionally served as a flagman with the genus Arca sport series from 2005-2017, still as USAC qualitative analysis back to 2004. Hockaday additionally owns Profesional MotorSports Solutions LLC, that he delineated  on-line as a "manufacture representative for many makers within the motorsports industry" and a corporation that "provides something from temporal order and evaluation, scoreboards radios, sublimed shirts and flags."

In his recent Facebook post, that seems to own been deleted however was shared on the IndyCar Reddit page, Hockaday known as upon "short tracks around the country to drag their NASCAR sanctions for his or her recent actions towards America." Hockaday believed that permitting team members to kneel throughout the anthem in an exceedingly peaceful protest of police brutality against African-Americans, still as forbiddance fans from transportation versions of the Stars and Bars in areas round the track, was a symptom of a bunch "that does not respect what the Old Glory stands for."

"I have lost all respect for NASCAR. i will be able to not be supporting their sanction body."

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Before Wednesday's night race at Martinsville, NASCAR proclaimed it might ban the show of the Stars and Bars from all events, only one day once the series' lone African-American driver, Bubba Wallace, known as upon the series to try and do therefore. Wallace's No. forty three Richard Petty Motorsports automotive ran AN all-black "Black Lives Matter" style in Wednesday's race in response to the growing tension and protests round the country once the death of Saint George Floyd at the hands of city police.

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