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Trump 'proud of NASCAR' for no protests

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LOUDON, N.H. (AP) President Donald Trump said Monday that he he was proud of NASCAR because no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem prior to a weekend race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.

"So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag - they said it loud and clear!" Trump tweeted Monday.

The comments came one day after dozens of NFL players took a knee or otherwise protested during anthems across the country in the wake of Trump suggesting teams could fire them for the gesture, which began last year as a way to raise the focus on social injustice.

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2 K.Larson 2125 4
3 K.Busch 2119 3
4 B.Keselowski 2106 2
5 D.Hamlin 2088 2
6 M.Kenseth 2087 0
7 J.Johnson 2076 3
8 C.Elliott 2070 0
9 R.Blaney 2070 1
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