A couple of NASCAR team owners gave their drivers a stern warning: Take the knee during the National Anthem or risk being fired. Team owner Richard Petty had this to say:
"Anybody that won't stand up for the anthem ought to be out of the country. Period."
Another owner, Richard Childress, expressed similar sentiments, saying that any driver not standing for the Anthem will get a ride on a bus. Both NASCAR CEO Brian France and Petty endorsed Trump in the 2016 election.