Josh Reaume suspended for anti-semitic post

Josh Reaume suspended for anti-semitic post

NASCAR driver Josh Reaume was indefinitely suspended Tuesday and will likely have to attend sensitivity training before reinstatement. The 30-year-old, a part-time driver in the Xfinity and Truck series this season, was suspended for a recent post on one of his social media channels, deemed to be in violation of NASCAR’s behavioral policy.

NASCAR said Tuesday that Truck Series driver Josh Reaume had been suspended indefinitely. NASCAR did not reveal what Reaume posted that got him suspended. It simply said that Reaume had violated a provision of the series’ rule book that prohibits “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.”

Reaume, a native of Redlands, Calif., most recently competed in last Friday’s Truck series season finale at Phoenix Raceway, starting 31st and finishing 33rd. He made a pair of starts in Xfinity and 12 in Trucks this season.

In his NASCAR national series career, he has one top-10 finish in 87 combined starts. He finished sixth in the 2019 Trucks season opener at Daytona.

Reaume joins Mike Wallace on the list of drivers suspended for social media posts. Wallace is still indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on Sept. 10 after an offensive social media post. Wallace attempted to appeal his suspension but those appeals were denied.

Kyle Larson was reinstated by NASCAR this fall after an indefinite suspension for saying the N-word during a virtual race this spring. Larson had to complete sensitivity training to apply for reinstatement. He was fired from Chip Ganassi Racing after his NASCAR suspension and will drive for Hendrick Motorsports in the Cup Series in 2021.

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