NASCAR: Respect for national anthem a ‘hallmark of our pre-race events’

NASCAR: Respect for national anthem a 'hallmark of our pre-race events'
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NASCAR on Monday released a statement calling respect for the national anthem a “hallmark” of its events while adding that people have a right to express themselves.

“Sports are a unifying influence in our society, bringing people of different backgrounds and beliefs together,” NASCAR said in a statement.

“Our respect for the national anthem has always been a hallmark of our pre-race events,” the statement continued.

“Thanks…

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