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Plane flew a Confederate flag over NASCAR race as thousands watched from stands

Published 1331 GMT (2131 HKT) July 16, 2020
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Drivers race by a reduced crowd during the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, on Wednesday, July 15. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Fans stand during the national anthem prior to the race. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
A vendor displays a Confederate flag and Trump 2020 flag outside of the Bristol Motor Speedway prior to the race. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Bubba Wallace arrives before the start of the race. Mark Humphrey/AP
Fans wearing face masks shop for memorabilia. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
A Confederate flag paid for by the Sons of Confederate Veterans is flown over Bristol Motor Speedway before the race. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Fans look on from their seats during the race. Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
A fan poses for a photo. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
A general view of the race. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Chase Elliott celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race. Patrick Smith/Getty Images