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Noah Gragson Reinstated By NASCAR

Noah Gragson has been reinstated by NASCAR after being indefinitely suspended back in August, NASCAR announced Sept. 12.

According to NASCAR, Gragson has completed diversity and inclusion training.

Gragson was suspended after favoriting a meme on social media that was deemed insensitive. Shortly after the incident was made public on Aug. 5, the Legacy Motor Club driver was suspended by the team, and shortly after by NASCAR. Gragson then requested his release from the team on Aug. 10. 

Future plans for Gragson have not been announced.

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NASCAR’s weekly penalty report also announced a one-race suspension and $10,000 fine for Jeff Stankiewicz, Sheldon Creed‘s crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, for two loose lug nuts found at Kansas Speedway.

Austin Hill and Jeb Burton‘s teams were also fined $5,000 for one loose lug nut each.

Infractions regarding the triangular filler panels in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series were given to the teams of Kaden Honeycutt (Young’s Motorsports) and Colby Howard (CR7 Motorsports) after Kansas, and Young’s was also fined $2,500 for a loose lug nut on Spencer Boyd‘s truck.

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Chase began working with Frontstretch in the spring of 2023 as a news writer, while also helping fill in for other columns as needed. Chase is now the main writer and reporter for Frontstretch.com's CARS Tour coverage, a role which began late in 2023.  Aside from racing, some of Chase's other hobbies include time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, and keeping up with all things Philadelphia sports related.

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Bill B

What a perfunctory suspension.


So excited to see Noah back. Let’s get back to racing.

Ronald Thornton

Someone please explain to me why he had to leave. A sport built by a bunch of rednecks has gone so woke that one useless click on a website gets u banned from your ability to not only do what u love, but “earn a living”. Really? I can’t LIKE someone else’s opinion? Fu%# u NASCAR. America gave u the right to be a redneck sport! You should at least let us rednecks speak our minds. Constitutional right#1. Freedom of Speech. You guys insist that the empty seats will soon fill up. Really? You keep going woke. Us die hard gear heads will keep following, but you are losing your base. We keep getting older and our government keeps promoting electric cars. Crystal ball not needed.

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