The National Motorsports Appeals Panel rejected Xfinity driver Mike Wallace’s appeal for indefinite suspension by NASCAR.
Wallace was suspended on September 10 for violating Sections 12.1; 12.8; 12.8.1.e of the rule book.
Section 12.8.1.e states: “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 will have the right to appeal the decision to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer.
Wallace posted the following message on Facebook after his suspension.
“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!”