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NASCAR Indefinitely Suspends Mike Wallace

NASCAR indefinitely suspended driver Mike Wallace, it announced Thursday (Sept. 10). The 61-year-old must undergo sensitivity training before he can return.

According to the NASCAR rule book, one of the rules which Wallace violated states the following:

“Member actions that could result in a fine and/or indefinite suspension, or termination:

“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.”

Wallace returned to the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season after not having competed in any of the national touring series since 2015. He has driven in three NASCAR Xfinity Series races this year for JD Motorsports.

In his career, Wallace has raced in all three main NASCAR series – the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. He has four Xfinity wins and five Truck wins.

Wallace became the second NASCAR driver to be suspended for behavioral action this year, as former Cup Series driver Kyle Larson was suspended for his usage of the ‘N’ word during the sport’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bill B

I wonder what banned word he used?

Carl D.

Two posts… One was concerning something Kamala Harris said, the other was a shared post with commentary about the history of slavery.

Bill B

I wonder if it was truly racist or just not the company line they want everyone to toe so as not to offend those who couldn’t care less if they offend you.

Sophie

He asked how this “semi-black” person could say black people in America didn’t have equal opportunity with white people when we just had a black president for 8 years. That boy has to be taught a lesson, apparently. He can’t race again until after he takes “sensitivity training” and then indefinitely. (He also dared to post a meme saying people of all races have endured slavery throughout history. What a racist. Sheesh.)

Bill B

Wow that’s not racist or insensitive, it’s an opinion and a fair question to ask. This thing has gotten way out of hand, not just in NASCAR but the whole country.

Paul

Here let me help you Bill, while stating an opinion you may or may not include what is commonly viewed as a racist word,phrase or colocleism therefore making it in whole racist.
Sometimes we speak faster than we think and without (I have myself ) and without taking into consideration others we spout off things that are not appropriate . I think maybe we sometimes believe that we are all that and a six pack.

Jennifer

It was a post about white slaves being sold.

Paul

Does it matter

Joseph Civitarese

WHY CAN’T THE NEWS JUST BE REPORTED AND LET THE READER DECIDE HIS OWN OPINION? WHY DOES THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBE AN EVENT/ACTION THAT HAPPENED, BUT CAN’T TELL US WHAT IT WAS?

Dave

The reason is that NASCAR is a privately owned company (opposed to a publicly traded one) and so they do not have to legally disclose what happened or even what the disciplinary action was. In fact, NASCAR isn’t required to tell us anything, they could have just disappeared Wallace if they had wanted. The information available was granted by NASCAR, not the news.

Paul

Duuhh

Mike

Noosecar bankrolled an anti-white / blm exhibit at the muhammed ali center in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali was virulently racist and was part of the virulently racist and anti-semetic black muslim movement. Anything Larsen or Wallace said pales in comparison.

mikel

wow. not woke.

Paul

Have you actually been there and viewed the exhibit yourself?, or maybe just repeating bad info.

Salty Steve P

NASCAR has created a new rule – Drivers have to disclose to the sanctioning body the candidates they are voting for. Any driver that does not vote on the Democratic ticket shall be indefinitely suspended and publicly admonished as a racist.

Pammiesue

That is SO not TRUE LMAO

Bill

When is this going to stop? It is madness. These companies and sanctioning bodies do not have the right to cancel anyone because they have different views than them. Is this our AMERICA or does it only belong to a select few ?

Paul

Its not going to stop. And they do have the right ,its written in the contracts of Nascar and Corporate sponsor’s . Most of the post Winston Cup drivers know how to read now so there choices are Their choices . Remember Intellectual growth IS a choice . Application of knowledge is a choice , Closing our eyes to reality is a choice , pretending to believe we are better than someone else is a choice but that someone may have served in the Armed Forces to provide you with the Freedom of choices . They may be a Firefighter ,a Doctor, a aUPS driver or a thousand other things which makes your life easier . Can any of us compare ourselves justly

Paul

By our AMERICA , who do you mean cause if you aren’t making $750,000+/yr you don’t own a piece of it

Joanna

These so called opinions of Mike Wallace are ignorant arrogant and insensitive and totally discount and belittle what has been the Black American experience in the United States of America in recent centuries.

Bill B

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Paul

Nope, best looking pickups are black, best bands(my opinion ) Black Sabbath ,Black Eye Peas, Best guitars Kenny Wayne Shephard sings a song Blue n Black one of his idols is Jimmy Hendrix ,The roads and streets that take you to your favorite places are blacktop, oil is black gold ,the Nascar checkered flag is black and white, Dale Ernharts car was black ,… Apparently the majority of people find it to be a beautiful shade of everyday life.

Howard

NASCAR credibility goes right into the wall by not disclosing the statement or actions it deems wrong. Public and fans are obvioisly not giving a pass to this twisted NASCAR concept of accusation and punishment without factual support, apparently meekly bending to a horrible political correctness, and demonstrably weak corporate character. Irresponsible vitrue signalling and hiding the facts? NASCAR repairs this or fans will further abandon this organization. Supposed slick good ol boys in the booth and autographs at the fences for PR, but perhaps roday’s NASCAR should change its name more accurately to WOKECAR and admit it is really nothing special– just unmoored high handed corporate greed fueled by misguided and gutless pandering to the worst radical elements coming to the front of the pack.

Paul

As common sense tells us ,because it was a Contractual violation; Nascar can not post the actual statement in question.

Scott

Remember it’s free speech until the liberals don’t want it to be

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