Nascar

Ignoring NASCAR's request, some racing fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

  • Confederate flags fly on top of a motor home at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a race brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Confederate flags fly on top of a motor home at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a race brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • Confederate and American flags fly on top of motor homes at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a race brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Confederate and American flags fly on top of motor homes at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a race brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags.

At NASCAR's first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield.

The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn't take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They're on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.

NASCAR took a stance on the Confederate flag after last month's South Carolina church massacre. The series stopped short of banning fans from displaying the flag at its events, but Daytona and 29 other tracks asked fans to refrain from flying them.

Not everyone obliged.