His remarks struck many as stoking racial resentments because the players he criticized were black and their protests were meant to highlight racial injustice. But Trump told reporters his objections had nothing to do with race. Departing New Jersey, where he had spent the weekend at this Bedminster
The sanctioning body has been silent on the issue of anthem protests, while team owners Richard Petty and Richard Childress are apparently Trump's sample.
It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem Sunday prior to a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn't want anyone in their organizations to protest. Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt's longtime