News

Flag Flap: NASCAR Nixes Watson’s ‘General Lee’ Lap

View Comments
(credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Featured Items

Small-WttNEW College Football Playoff System

Small-WttTinder Fun With Arian Foster Tweets

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Awesomely Ugly Christmas Sweaters

77820352_8Houston Astros Tweet: Taylor Swift Concert Will Be Moved If They Make Postseason?!

459651046 Flag Flap: NASCAR Nixes Watsons General Lee Lap These Names Tend To Land On Santa's Naughty List

77820352_810 Weirdest Requests From Kids To Santa

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Track officials have canceled plans to have pro golfer Bubba Watson drive the car from the television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” at Phoenix International Raceway because of concerns about a negative reaction to an image of the confederate flag.

Watson was scheduled to drive the 1969 Dodge Charger, known as the “General Lee,” on a parade lap before the March 4 Sprint Cup series race at Phoenix. The car has a large confederate flag on its roof, just as it did when it appeared on the show.

In a statement, NASCAR spokesman David Higdon says the image of the confederate flag “is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive.”

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 26,098 other followers