Josh Reaume, a part-time driver in the Xfinity and Truck series this season, has been suspended for a recent controversial post on one of his social media channels following a violation of NASCAR’s anti-discrimination behavioural policy.
The driver reportedly posted an image of a slice of toast, with a spread in the shape of a swastika, on his Snapchat account on 5th November. The photograph was then captured by an unidentified source and submitted to NASCAR for review.
In a recent public statement, the NASCAR driver said: “On Thursday I posted a picture of my evening snack and it was taken out of context. It was never meant to offend anybody and I’m sorry if it did.” He expressed that he is proud to have grown up in an ethnically diverse family and argues that his team has the most diverse set of drivers in the history of stock car racing. Mr Reaume hopes to participate in Daytona International Speedway following the apology.
NASCAR officials have confirmed that the indefinite suspension and behavioural penalty will remain in place.