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Josh Reaume, an owner-driver in the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck series, has been indefinitely suspended by NASCAR, it announced Nov. 10.
The announcement came days after the series completed its season. As a driver, Reaume competed in 12 races with a best finish of 17th, also making a pair of Xfinity appearances.
Reaume was flagged for a violation of Sections 12.1 and 12.8.1.e in the sport’s rulebook, specifically for behavioral reasons. The suspension was for something Reaume posted on social media, but the post in question was not specified.
The latter section provides guidelines for personnel conduct. Per the announcement, the section details punishment for a “public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition.”
No other details were available on the suspension. Reaume has not yet addressed the suspension publicly.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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Time to stop watching black ass kissing nascar. Its ok for one black driver to say anything he wants and get praise but a white driver gets suspended for his comments. What happened to the Real People of “Race” car venues? Have they all put their heads in the sand?
This why nascar is toast.
He drew a swastika on a toaster strudel and then posted it on the internet. I’m sure the two other people in these comments have fond memories of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty doing the same, because I do not.
And I wonder when people began to think it was OK to condone people doing stupid things. The history of Nascar is not the shining example of social justice. However to be fair it looks like they are finally attempting to get in line with the mainstream of society. Shame the same cant be said for all their fans.