NASCAR Chairman Brian France on Thursday told reporters that the sport opposes a North Carolina law that targets the LGBT community, but rejected being part “of a bunch of threats.”

After noting that NASCAR opposed a similar law last year in Indiana, France explained that NASCAR “doesn't like” discrimination but wanted to be “part of a solution.”

“In this instance, we take the position that any discrimination, unintended or not, we’re on the other side, we don’t like that,” France said. “We are working, including myself, behind scenes to the extent, again, we’re not a political institution, we don’t obviously set political agendas and write laws, but to the extent we can, express our values to policy makers – in this case, North Carolina, we will and we do.”

“We try to be part of a solution, not part of a bunch of threats. Truthfully. But we’re very direct about it and I think, we just do our part. We always like to think we take a lot out of the communities that run our events and do business in North Carolina. Case in point, when we’re asked to put back into these communities, be a part of these communities, big decisions and small decisions, we want to be there doing that.”

“We're just one small piece of the fabric. We want to play our role but not overstate our role,” he added.

NASCAR has offices and its hall of fame in Charlotte. Additionally, the Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts a yearly race on Memorial Day weekend. And most of the teams are based around Charlotte, making North Carolina the sport's epicenter.

When Georgia was considering a similar bill, the NFL made it clear that the legislation threatened Atlanta's bid to host a Super Bowl. And the NBA has threatened to move next year's All-Star Game over North Carolina's law.

(Related: NBA's Adam Silver says North Carolina risks losing All-Star Game over anti-gay law.)