NASCAR Has Suspended Mike Wallace Indefinitely Over Offensive Social Media Post
Last week, NASCAR announced that driver Mike Wallace has been suspended indefinitely and must attend sensitivity training after violating Sections 12.1; 12.8; 12.8.1.e of the rule book.
The rulebook states that a violation of section 12.8.1.e is any “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 is active on Facebook and frequently comments on trending topics. NASCAR has not confirmed if the offending post is one that has since been deleted. It was not stated which action by Wallace violated the rule.
Following the suspension Wallace wrote on Facebook:
“You know as I fly across the United States today I’m ready various people’s political views and I have to say a famous four-star Military General that I spent time with in the MidEast told me Mike let me give you some advice don’t ever get in a conversation about politics or religion unless you are really smart. I said why do you say that comment His response it’s like being balanced on a single edge razor blade if you slip you will get cut! Think about that before we all make foolish uneducated posts! Moral of this story is most of use just repeat what we have heard we really don’t know. Have a great positive day!”
Wallace has made three Xfinity Series starts this year with JD Motorsports.