H.K. Edgerton protests: Has NASCAR lost it roots?
by Bill Fishburne
ASHEVILLE – H.K. Edgerton, Asheville’s foremost defender of the shared Southern bond between blacks and whites, was at it again last week as he picketed a NASCAR International Motorsports Hall of Fame hauler parked in front of a store on Patton Avenue.
Edgerton, a former president of the Asheville branch of the NAACP, says he marches and protests discrimination against the Southern heritage that he and his extended family share with their white brothers.
The cause of the most recent protest, Edgerton said, was comments made by NASCAR officials and their most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., regarding “rednecks” and the Confederate flag.