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NASCAR turns down 'General Lee'

Updated: February 17, 2012, 4:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR and track officials canceled plans to have pro golfer Bubba Watson drive the "General Lee," the car from the television series "The Dukes of Hazzard," at Phoenix International Raceway next month because of concerns about a negative reaction to an image of the Confederate flag on its roof.

Watson was scheduled to drive the bright orange 1969 Dodge Charger on a parade lap before the March 4 Sprint Cup series race at Phoenix. The car has a large Confederate ...

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