Controversial Social Media Activity Leads to Indefinite Suspension for NASCAR Driver
Noah Gragson, a NASCAR driver, has been indefinitely suspended by NASCAR and Legacy Motor Club after he was caught liking a social media post that made a mockery of George Floyd’s tragic death. The action of liking the meme sparked widespread condemnation from fans and the racing community.
Legacy Motor Club, Gragson’s team, confirmed the suspension and expressed their disappointment with his actions, stating that they do not align with the team’s values. As a result, Josh Berry will be stepping in and taking Gragson’s place in the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan.
NASCAR also announced an indefinite suspension for Gragson, citing his violation of the member conduct section in the NASCAR Rule Book. They fully support Legacy Motor Club’s decision in taking action against him.
In response to the suspension, Gragson took to Twitter and expressed his disappointment in himself for not being more cautious on social media. He issued an apology, emphasizing that he treats everyone equally, regardless of their background.
With Gragson suspended, Josh Berry will be stepping in to compete in the Cup series. This will be Berry’s ninth Cup series start.
Gragson, currently in his first full season in the Cup series, holds the 33rd position in the standings with no top-10 finishes.
This incident highlights the significance of responsible social media behavior, particularly for public figures like NASCAR drivers. Their actions on social media can have significant consequences, both on and off the track.