|Flag flap: NASCAR nixes Watson's 'General Lee' lap|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 17 February 2012 09:23|
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.''