NASCAR issued an indefinite suspension to driver Mike Wallace on Thursday for a social media post that violated its member conduct guidelines.
According to the penalty report, Wallace violated NASCAR Rule Book Sections 12.1, 12.8 and 12.8.1.e (Member Conduct Guidelines), the last of which states:
“Member actions that could result in a fine and/or indefinite suspension, or termination:
“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.”
As a condition of the behavioral penalty, Wallace must also perform sensitivity training as directed by NASCAR before his reinstatement.
Wallace, 61, has driven the No. 0 Chevrolet for owner Johnny Davis in three NASCAR Xfinity Series events this season. He has four wins in 497 career Xfinity starts. Wallace also has five wins in 115 starts in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and has made 197 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series.