Brad Daugherty's Black friends used to feel unwelcome at NASCAR races -- now they want tickets

Brad Daugherty said in June that the root of NASCAR’s diversity issue isn’t black or white.“It’s green,” Daugherty said about the financial barriers to the sport.Daugherty, who’s Black, is a team owner of NASCAR’s JTG Daugherty Racing, a former NBA player and a longtime sports analyst. He briefly touched on the economics of racing on a call with reporters a few days after the Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, in which a rope shaped like a noose was found in the garage stall of driver Bubba Wallace — an act the FBI later determined was not a hate crime.Daugherty’s remarks at the time focused...


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