Ray Ciccarelli Wiki – Ray Ciccarelli Biography
Ciccarelli is an American professional stock car racing driver. Who used to compete part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 49 Chevrolet Silverado for CMI Motorsports, Ciccarelli has recently left NASCAR after sport banned Confederate flag at its events.
NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli announced that he’s quitting because NASCAR banned the Confederate flag.
He finished his career with 0 wins.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 11, 2020
Ray Ciccarelli Age
Ciccarelli is 50-years-old.
Ciccarelli drove part-time in the series in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for teams Carter 2 Motorsports, Kimmel Racing, Hamilton-Hughes Racing, and Hixson Motorsports. He started his own team, Ciccarelli Racing, for 2017. The team’s first race came in the season-opener at Daytona where Ciccarelli finished 21st in his No. 38 Ford after a solid seventh-place qualifying run. The team returned at Talladega, although they used owner points from the full-time Hixson Motorsports No. 3 car to have a better shot of qualifying for the race (which they successfully did). Using that number instead of the No. 38 (which had only run Daytona), they picked up a thirteenth-place finish in the race. Ciccarelli had driven for the Hixson team in a few races in 2016.
Ray Ciccarelli Leaving NASCAR
Ciccarelli on Wednesday, July 10 that he will quit NASCAR at the end of the season after the sport announced it would ban Confederate flags at its events. He wrote on Facebook it has “been a fun ride and dream come true” but if this is the direction NASCAR is headed, he will not participate after the 2020 season is over. He said he does not believe in kneeling during the national anthem or “taken people right to fly whatever flag they love.”
#NASCAR Truck driver/owner Ray Ciccarelli says he won’t continue in NASCAR after this year. I commend Ray for coming out as a blatant racist and removing himself from the sport. Guys like this are part of the problem. pic.twitter.com/g2WGs48FeF
— Eric E. (@ItsMeDoublEE) June 11, 2020
NASCAR announced the ban in a statement posted to its Twitter account before Wednesday night’s race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, where Wallace was driving a Chevrolet emblazoned with #BlackLivesMatter.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 10, 2020
“The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors, and our industry,” the statement said.
The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties, it also said.
Bubba Wallace Jr Contribution To The Ban
The issue about the flag was pushed to the fore this week by Bubba Wallace Jr., the only African American driver in NASCAR’s top series. Wallace, whose real name is Darrell, called for the banishment of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events on Monday and said there was “no place” for it in the sport.