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NASCAR suspends Mike Wallace indefinitely

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Mike Wallace (date unknown). Photo: @ActionSports

Mike Wallace has raced only three times this year but has drawn the wrath of officials for a Facebook post

He has not run in any major racing series in the last five years and has started just three races in the XFINITY Series in 2020. But on Thursday, Mike Wallace found out that NASCAR has suspended him indefinitely for what Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass said was for a social media post.

The post, as of the start of the Gander Truck Series race in Richmond, was still on his timeline and has not deleted it. It read:

“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 post! Moral of this story is most of use just repeat what we have heard we really don’t know. Have a great positive day!”

The 61-year old received the suspension for a violation of the sanctioning body’s behavioral rules.

According to the rule book, “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.” It could result in a fine and/or indefinite suspension or termination. NASCAR chose the suspension.

To be reinstated, Wallace must complete sensitivity training.

Wallace’s three starts have been for Johnny Davis Racing, and all have come on road courses. He has a pair of 24th place finishes and one in 25th.

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