NASCAR driver Mike Wallace has been independently suspended for violating the sport’s member conduct guidelines with a social media post.
Wallace, 61, has made over 800 starts in NASCAR’s first three series and returned to racing this year for the first time since 2015 as a part-time driver in the Xfinity Series, competing in three events on road.
Officials have not disclosed details of the offending position, but the rule states that drivers can be fined, suspended or fired for “public statement and / or communication that criticizes, ridicules or denigrates another person based on that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age or disability status. ”
Wallace’s Facebook thread is filled with comments on a variety of topics, including slavery and gun violence, but NASCAR did not immediately respond to a request from Fox News to confirm whether the offending post has been deleted.
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Before NASCAR announced his suspension, Wallace posted a warning to others about creating an “uneducated message.”
“You know, as I cross the United States today, I am ready for the political views of various people and I have to say that a famous four star military general that I spent time with in the Middle East told me Mike, let me give you some advice. never have a conversation about politics or religion unless you are really smart I said why are you saying this comment His response is like balancing on a single edged razor blade if you slip, you will be cut!
Think about it before we all make stupid, uneducated posts! The moral of this story is the most helpful, just repeat what we heard that we really don’t know.
Have a good positive day! ”
Wallace will need to undergo sensitivity training before being considered for his reinstatement into NASCAR.
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