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NASCAR driver races in Back the Blue car

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 12:59:21-04

Days after NASCAR made history with a Black Lives Matter car, a competitor responded with a Blue Lives Matter paint scheme.

At Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 in Homestead, FL, Driver Kyle Weatherman debuted a car with the hashtag "back the blue" in support of police and first responders.

The hood of the Camaro bore the thin blue line flag, an emblem of the blue lives matter organization.

The pro-law enforcement group was originally formed to counter the Black Lives Matter movement.

This came just days after Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only African-American driver, raced his number 43 car with a Black Lives Matter design.

Weatherman's team said it has received wide support from families of officers killed in the line of duty who appreciate the blue lives message.

NASCAR banned the display of confederate flags the same day the Black Lives Matter car made its debut.