Elko Speedway to open season July 4th with “Racing Against Racism” event.
NASCAR racing returns to Minnesota
(06/14/20) For Immediate Release - www.elkospeedway.com
Elko, Minn. (June 14, 2020) – Elko Speedway kicks off its 2020 season the Fourth of July with a special event called “Racing Against Racism.” The evening will include a discussion about timely events and live entertainment, including America's best spectator sport: stock car racing and fireworks.
“We are excited to start our season in such a unique manner at an important time in our lives,” said Tom Ryan, Elko Speedway owner. “At this crossroads in our society, we can choose to either ignore issues or address them. Elko Speedway, in a small way, will take advantage of this opportunity to address these issues.”
NASCAR, an organization that has long been thought to be a white sport, is addressing these same matters. Bubba Wallace, a current NASCAR Cup driver who happens to be a person of color, has recently spoken openly about issues related to race and the sport.